From the Director:
The Weekday School offers a play-based curriculum drawing upon elements from a range of well-established early childhood approaches. The arts are fully integrated into the curriculum supported by an expert staff of professionals in the fields of art, dance/movement and music. Recognizing the importance of environment as a teaching tool, all Weekday spaces are intentionally designed and crafted to value the childrenâ€™s educational experience and support learning. The Weekday School offers various learning centers including which encourage exploration and experimentation while developing creative and critical thinking. The daily schedule allows for both structured and unstructured experiences. The children are encouraged to make independent choices within a basic instructional framework. Using a constructivist pedagogical approach, teachers skillfully plan and design activities and projects that extend the children's play into deeper and more meaningful learning experiences. With attention to age-appropriate initiatives, most of the curriculum emerges out of the children's interests and play. We value active, engaged, experience-based learning which honors the physical, intellectual, social and emotional development of each child. Opportunities are provided for self-directed, experiential, and active learning. Teachers make activities meaningful by accompanying them with talking, interacting, and by posing open-ended questions. We value process over product and our teachers engage the children to deepen each learning experience. Teachers are attuned to the various strengths and needs of each individual student and employ techniques which align with all learning styles.