Philosophy of Learning
“If a child is to keep his inborn sense of wonder, he needs the companionship of at least one adult who can share it, rediscovering with him the joy, excitement and mystery of the world we live in.”
From Rachel Carson’s “A Sense of Wonder”
Our classrooms, play yards and community spaces are designed to be learning environments where children and their families feel free to be themselves, to make choices, to try new ideas and to delight in their discoveries and abilities. We celebrate the diversity of our community, and welcome families of all backgrounds, faiths and cultures. The following mission statement was developed and written collaboratively by our directors, teachers and parents:
We believe that children learn best through play and meaningful relationships with peers and loving adults. Our environment allows children to experience and develop a deep love of learning. The tools for healthy social interactions are modeled, taught and applied. We foster a sense of wonder with opportunities for discovery and experimentation. We value and accept each child’s
developmental stage and unique style. We provide a supportive network for families to build a bridge between home and school.