"We view each child as a competent self-learner. Given a safe, healthy and stimulating environment, they will explore their own interests at their own pace. Rather than directing learning through a letter-based curriculum, we provide various learning opportunities throughout the day. Introduction to, and use of letters and numbers is integrated into our exploration of Learning Topics. Learning Topics emerge from the interests of the children and are explored as a group during Learning…

"We view each child as a competent self-learner. Given a safe, healthy and stimulating environment, they will explore their own interests at their own pace. Rather than directing learning through a letter-based curriculum, we provide various learning opportunities throughout the day. Introduction to, and use of letters and numbers is integrated into our exploration of Learning Topics. Learning Topics emerge from the interests of the children and are explored as a group during Learning…

Risk taking - given the opportunity for free play & calculated risks, children are natural risk-assessors (",)

Risk taking - given the opportunity for free play & calculated risks, children are natural risk-assessors (",)

Making Your Environment “The Third Teacher” - Early Childhood ...-Making Your Environment “The Third Teacher” - Early Childhood ...

Making Your Environment “The Third Teacher” - Early Childhood ...-Making Your Environment “The Third Teacher” - Early Childhood ...

Inspiration: learning about friendship..... bulletin board idea....document how the children are good friends in the classroom ....scripts .... speech bubbles....

Inspiration: learning about friendship..... bulletin board idea....document how the children are good friends in the classroom ....scripts .... speech bubbles....

ABC Does post on display - each child in the class has their own square with their photo and a photo of their family. The rest is added as they go along.

ABC Does post on display - each child in the class has their own square with their photo and a photo of their family. The rest is added as they go along.

The Theory of Loose Parts: Simple materials to enhance play

The Theory of Loose Parts: Simple materials to enhance play

Pedagogical Documentation. Article by Chris Holmes and Chris Merrick http://www.sightlines-initiative.com/images/Library/research/pedagogical%20documentation.pdf

Pedagogical Documentation. Article by Chris Holmes and Chris Merrick http://www.sightlines-initiative.com/images/Library/research/pedagogical%20documentation.pdf

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