Our Program Philosophy

The philosophy of education at the Children's School is based on child development research, which finds that children form most of their attitudes about self and learning during the first five years of life. The schools' goals and objectives focus on constructing learning environments for children that enable optimal development of their physical, psychosocial and cognitive abilities.

These abilities interweave through each domain of expression: exploration, communication, mastery and resourcefulness. Daily adventures in a shared environment produce new scenarios and gained competence. Our curriculum is steeped in active sensory experience and grounded in environmental ethics and aesthetics. Together, the teaching staff and children develop meaningful curriculum through ongoing conversations and provocations.

We also encourage children to take care of the environments around them and to honor the creatures and people therein. All encounters serve as ways to learn about responsibility.