From the Director:
Pieces of all of the above fit our program. We do believe children learn best through their own inquiry and exploration. Children are able to choose the activities they want to engage in for a good part of their day. But there is also valuable learning to be gained from teacher-planned, teacher-directed times, and some children feel most comfortable and most able to learn during these structured times. We absolutely believe that children's development varies during early childhood and we support children's varying pace and style. We do not have a formal structure to our curriculum in the sense of rigid developmental milestones. At the same time, development occurs through a combination of maturation and experience. Using our in-depth knowledge of child development, we plan and provide a rich, stimulating environment to support that experience. As with any good curriculum, ours allows for a responsive, individualized approach that meets and supports each child wherever they are.