OUR Philosophy in a rather large nutshell:

We believe in the integrity of each child, and that each child is a person in his/her own right.  

We believe that each child has the right to achieve his/her full potential and that as teachers we must provide many and diverse opportunities to stimulate growth for physicality, language development, cognitive skills and emotional development.

We believe that each child best develops her/his full potential when s/he is part of a collaborative community of parents, teachers and peers that is committed to listen and value the individual perspective.

We believe that each child should be supported by the coordinated efforts of the adults to learn coping skills that will enable a healthy, non-biased, and productive life.

We believe that parents are the children's primary teachers and should be an integral part of the school, receive periodic reports on the child's progress, and that staff should be available to them for consultations on request.


We continue to study the philosophy of Reggio Emilia and observe children and document them at play to better understand how they learn from the environment, the teachers, their peers, their community, their culture and their own collective work and ideas.

The REd Room 

The class can enroll up to 20 students

The Red Room is for students aged 3-4. Most students will advance to the Blue Room the following year, though some younger 3 year olds will repeat an extra year in the Red Room until they are developmentally ready to advance with an older peer group.

The Blue Room

The class can enroll up to 20 students

The Blue Room is for students aged 4-5. Most students will advance to kindergarten the following year, though some students will remain for a transitional kindergarten year due to age cutoffs at the public/private elementary school.

A TYPICAL DAY

A typical day in both classrooms centers on two large blocks of playtime: one indoors and one outdoors. Before and after these individual choice activities, groups come together to share ideas, songs, plays and stories. Between noon and 1 p.m., children group together for lunch, circle and story time.

Curriculum

Curriculum is based on ideas which emerge from the children as well as topics chosen for their intrinsic appeal, timeliness or value to the children. Parents will be appraised of these topics by way of a daily journal, newsletters and documentation on the walls of the classrooms.

Parents are encouraged to participate in group work in the classroom as well as dialogue about topics of interest.

Every effort is made to make the curriculum non-biased with the diversity of the group particularly reflected.