We believe that the act of play is children's greatest work. It is enough. It is sacred. It is powerful. Naturally opportunities arise for students to build and practice social-emotional skills and moral intelligence. Some questions we ask while they are playing might be, "Who has the power in this game? Why?" "Who hasn't had a chance with the resources and materials? How can we make it more accessible for everyone?" "How do you think they are feeling right now? Is there any way you would like to make amends with them?"
Using our certification in Montessori philosophy you will see children who are encouraged to be independent. They clean up their snack, they put on a layer when cold, and climb up and down trees without a lift. We highly value autonomy and let the children learn to listen to their bodies, learn their limits and edges and get to know themselves and others.