We understand that teaching and learning are relationships-based processes. Each of our 4 classrooms of twelve to sixteen children offers low teacher-child ratios with 2 co-teachers who collaborate with one another and with other staff members to support children’s growth and development. Our staff includes 9 classroom co-teachers, 3 studio teachers, 1 music teacher, 1 movement teacher, a facility maintenance staff, a preschool director and co-director.
Studio teachers work with toddlers and with preschool children in classrooms and within our indoor and outdoor studios. They support learning by introducing interesting and inspiring materials to provoke process-oriented investigations.
Our teachers have been carefully chosen for their experience and education in the field of early childhood education, as well as for their nurturing personalities and their dedication to young children. An evolved sense of ethics and commitment to child advocacy are considered bedrock requirements for all of our staff members.
Teachers are encouraged to pursue continuing education in the field. We ask that our faculty understand and apply child development theories and best practices in early childhood education and to model the behaviors of life-long learners.
The school staff meets regularly as a group and in smaller teams to share observations and reflections, to learn, to plan and to prepare.
Our staff is currently preparing to engage in the self-study process required by the National Association for the Education of Young Children for accreditation renewal under the current NAEYC program standards.