From the Director:
The Charlotte Mason aprroach to learning is used in our preschool. Below is a summary of our guiding principles based on the writings of Charlotte Mason. This is the foundation of our school: 1. Children are Born Persons All children are created in the image of God capable of digesting real knowledge which is served in a rich feast of living ideas allowing the learner to discover and explore many interesting concepts. The following points describe the pillars of our school: 2. Education is an Atmosphere Learners explore living, truthful ideas in a natural learning environment. Teachers nurture and guide the child to discover and explore the world in which they live. The classroom is an extension of the home and is designed to be a comfortable inviting space. Many real life enrichment activities are incorporated into the classroom. Families are encouraged and welcomed to participate in all aspects of the classroom. Partnership and open communication between the home and school is vital for the success and security of your student. 3. Education is a Discipline Good habits are the tools of the Parent and Educator. Once instilled they may enable the learner to grow. Good habits are modeled by the teachers and practiced with loving grace to lay down a strong foundation upon which children will develop a love of learning throughout their lives. Habit training includes but is not limited to: Attention, Obedience, Truthfulness, Thankfulness, Patience, Best Effort, etc. Individual attention is given to each learner based upon need. 4. Education is a Life The life of the mind feed upon ideas. Therefore only the best ideas are presented before the children. We recognize the child's innate ability to ingest knowledge proper and fitting to his or her development. We recognize that all truth and knowledge come from God through the teaching of the Holy Spirit. 5. Education is a Science of Relations When a broad and generous feast of good and noble ideas is presented, the learner will naturally form relationships with the new discoveries he or she explores. This relationship will provide validation of the child's first-born, God-given, natural affinities. Through the teaching of the Holy Spirit the child will be led into Truth.