Helpfulness—Young children love to be helpful and we build on this desire by introducing the concept of service and completing one project each semester.
Kindness and Respect—Our expectation is that we treat ourselves, each other, and the Earth with kindness and respect.
Physical Experience—We strive to create a place where children can test their limits and experience themselves as strong, confident physical beings. Sensory experiences are an important part of this. We know physical strength and sensory experiences are essential, so we make sure our students get lots of both. Gross and fine motor experiences are part of our daily play and routine.
Peacemaking—We create and maintain a culture where peace is honored, and when conflict arises we address it using the concepts of empathy, listening, using words, and looking for what everyone can agree on.
Deep Nature Connection—This is the feeling of being truly at home in nature, with a deep sense of love and understanding of the natural world.