Our curriculum is based upon the belief that children learn best in a safe, exciting, developmentally appropriate and organized environment. We also believe that children are naturally curious information seekers who thrive in an environment where they can question, test and reflect on the world around them.
Our curriculum is a mix of teacher-directed and child-initiated experiences. We strive to create varied learning opportunities and groupings throughout the day. While some units of study are determined by the teachers, others are based upon the interests of the class.
The daily schedule for our students is a mix of structured as well as unstructured or “choice” times. Each morning, the class meets as a group. At this meeting, the teachers check in to see how everyone is doing; students share stories about their time away from school and then the plans for the day are discussed. As children mature, meeting times are extended to include more elements. Following the group meeting, the children’s schedule includes; Choice Time, Story Time, Snack, Gross Motor Time (outside in our backyard or inside with gym equipment in our Croft), a specialized class, Small Group Time as well as special activities and projects.