THE ROLE OF THE PARENT/FAMILY:
We believe that families are their child’s first teacher and are invested in their child’s learning. We value this relationship to better understand our children, open lines of communication, and have a reciprocal exchange of information.
THE ROLE OF CHILDREN:
We believe that children deserve the opportunity to experience a variety of materials to understand their world, and to express their thoughts and ideas. Their role is to be capable, curious and confident learners.
THE ROLE OF TEACHERS:
We believe that teachers are continually observing, learning, and collaborating alongside children. By developing relationships, teachers uncover and expand upon children’s natural curiosities. We value our opportunity to listen and reflect on children’s experiences, facilitating opportunities for them to delve into deeper thinking.
THE ROLE OF CURRICULA:
We believe that our program serves as the foundation for children to become lifelong learners. We value relationships as central to the learning process. We design curricula to embed key social/emotional and academic skills through language, mathematical reasoning and scientific concepts. We offer children opportunities to create meaningful learning experiences through relationships with teachers and each other. Our curriculum follows the interests of children, building upon their questions and ideas, to move learning forward.
THE ROLE OF ENVIRONMENT:
We believe that our environment fosters creative and divergent thinking, deepening each child’s opportunity for learning. We value indoor and outdoor spaces as places for exploration that meet the developmental needs for each child.
THE ROLE OF DOCUMENTATION:
We believe that documentation is a visual narrative of children’s learning. It provides teachers and students an opportunity to reflect on their learning and provides families insight to their child’s experience and thinking.