Our philosophy is developmentally based, respecting the individual differences (emotional, social, cognitive and physical) in each child. We believe children ages 3-5 need the opportunity to play, create and explore within their surroundings. At North Avenue, teachers act as facilitators in the classroom to provide a loving, nurturing environment where children are given "freedom within limits" to imagine, explore and discover their world.
Our goal is to foster self-direction, motivation and confidence in each individual to encourage "active learners". North Avenue strives to provide each child with the foundation and essential tools needed to develop "life skills" and the building blocks necessary for the more formal cognitive future schooling.
A typical day at North Avenue consists of:
* free play children's choice of blocks/building,
housekeeping/dress up, small manipulatives, free art/teacher directed art activity, gross motor play.
* Clean up and snack.
* Circle time enriched with music, story books and interactive games and stories
* Outside play is an integral part of our morning.
Children have access to riding toys and recently updated playground.