Our unique child led emergent and experiential curriculum is inspired by Play Counts®, Heather Shumaker, Dr. Shinichi Suzuki, Handwriting Without Tears®, Get Set for School®, Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, Reggio Emelia, Magda Gerber, Janet Lansbury, Rudolf Steiner Waldorf Method, and Dr. Maria Montessori.
The curriculum is facilitated by teachers following the children’s’ interests and learning extensions are offered based on those interests in the areas of in math, science, social studies, literacy, handwriting, world languages, music, cooking, emotional intelligence, emotional literacy, cultural diversity, healthy life skills, problem solving, solution making, innovation, responsibility, risk management, art, yoga, meditation, relaxation, community involvement, and peace-making skills.
Our early childhood teachers are under the direct leadership and supervision of Director, Katie Tsilosani, and are trained in child development, guidance & discipline, developmentally appropriate practices, nutrition, health & safety, communication skills, professionalism, business practices, and cross-cultural competence. Additional core training and continued professional development based on student age groups are required.
Our elementary teachers are licensed teachers in the state of Iowa.