Our months-long semesters are a collection of classes bundled together as connected learning experiences. Our children will connect their learning with prior knowledge and build upon it in deep, engaging hands-on projects. Through these projects, we will help children develop a sense of agency in negotiating the learning process. We also supplement these projects with developmentally-appropriate language and literacy instruction to promote English language acquisition in meaningful contexts that often relate to the projects we work on together.
Our children learn English through developmentally-appropriate learning experiences using curriculum and materials designed especially for young children ages 3-6. Through carefully designed activities that foster meaning making and making connections with prior knowledge, the children learn how to read, write, speak, and listen to English.
We have a balanced approach to teaching large and small groups of children. Rather than always teaching the entire class the same thing at the same time, our teachers group children intentionally into small groups. In these small groups we're able to target the appropriate amount of challenge for the children and they get more personalized attention as a result.
By maintaining a thread of learning through several weeks of classes, our children and teachers can add more depth and meaning to what they learn. Our children make connections with prior knowledge and explore ideas deeply.