Major Goals and Milestones
With the rollout of an improved multicultural curriculum this year, the goal is to allow children to be the leaders of their learning with open ended learning plans. Children will be encouraged to engage in play based exploration in areas that capture their interest. From here, teachers will be able to adjust the curriculum to the specific needs and interests of their students.
Mixed Age Classroom
Our mixed age classroom is designed to provide an extra opportunity for students to learn from one another. Younger children benefit from the influence and inspiration of the older children in the classroom, while the older children have the chance to take on more responsibility in and put into practice learning about how to treat others in community. For example, by using gentle hands and careful communication with their younger classmates who are still becoming comfortable with these concepts. Teachers in the mixed age classroom are aware of and responsive to the developmental stages represented in the class, and support students in working, learning, and playing together.