For your child we create an environment that provides learning experiences through nature, and mostly outdoor play. As school teachers we run a strong educational program that aims to strike a balance between teacher led and children led activities, but allows space to explore. Everyday we create bread, do painting, we have singing time and teacher led craft, but we also leave plenty of the space for the important stuff….play.
Box play can easily become castle play tomorrow, or boat play, or anything. Last week we were archaeologists looking for dinosaur bones. What will next week be? We use circular programming methods to harvest the experiences from today and then use them to shape tomorrow.
Your family and your interests are actively sought and encouraged. Through using your values and interests to create the program and activities, the children become active participants in our program and the leaders of their learning story. We constantly modify and alter activities based on the interests of the children.
Among our daily rituals is bread making with the children. We measure, mix, knead and roll the dough, everyday making more steps towards autonomy. Bread making is a beautiful activity with children, calming and of course….yum. It embodies the goals of being, belonging, and becoming.