That meaningful, early learning experiences for children serve to deepen their desire to learn and to be curious about the world.
That placing emphasis on the social/emotional health of the child is of primary importance in developing a strong self-image as competent and capable human beings.
We believe in providing a cozy, safe, nurturing and beautiful classroom environment for young children where they are given the autonomy to explore indoors or outdoors and given long periods of uninterrupted play.
Respect for the family and its value as the child’s first teacher is the cornerstone of our school community. We honor the family by providing a multi-aged learning environment where children grow along side one another in a neighborhood-style setting.
We believe in providing an environment that is rich in emergent literacy and representational art.
We believe in providing a wealth of open-ended materials in which we can explore with our senses, build and construct, organize and design, and collaborate and share our ideas with others.
We value honest, respectful, authentic relationships where we can help others and receive help when we need it.
We value educators who are professional, well-educated, reflective role models that are committed to making the work of young children meaningful and visible.
We strive to create a school setting that grows with the child and where collaboration and small group work is meaningful and relevant to their interests and development.
We value documentation as a tool for making our work visible. By honoring and reflecting on our past, we are able to clearly see where we've been and create a powerful vision to move forward.
We value teachers as co-educators and researchers, engaged in a complex role, learning FROM the child and WITH the child.
We value the environment as the third teacher, where children experience a beautiful and magical place to expand their growing autonomy.
We value an effective and healthy organization, where change is embraced rather than avoided, and where the value of time is honored and recognized as an indispensable factor that deeply affects the experience of children, teachers and families.