The School-Age Program
We believe that every child has a very personal pace and a unique way of developing physically, socially, emotionally, and cognitively. It is the role of the teacher to support each child's strengths in each of these areas of development by creating a rich environment and encouraging the child to play and interact with the environment. The classroom and curriculum are designed to allow for the child's exploration and experimentation. Children are encouraged to develop skills in self-direction and decision making with the support of educated adults who carefully guide them in ways which preserve their self-esteem. A key concept of our program is flexibility with emphasis on free choice under the guidance of nurturing and authoritative caregivers.