There is a balance in our curriculum of these four aspects of early childhood education:
Character Development - Your child will learn the value of being a special part of our school family. They will be encouraged to speak the truth in love to their peers, while being sensitive to the feelings and emotions of others. They will learn how to love and serve others, encourage one another and live a life full of joy, peace, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, patience, gentleness and self control.
Social-Emotional - Your child will feel safe because teachers will give individualized and purposeful care to them. Whether your child is working independently, or being guided by teachers, they will develop a process for learning life skills. Your child will learn how to recognize when they have hurt someone and how to respond to them in a way that is loving and intentional. They will learn to develop meaningful relationships with their peers, while recognizing their own emotions and learning how to manage them.
Child Initiated - During a child initiated learning experience, our teachers will use spontaneous teachable moments that arise in the form of play and are initiated by the child. Recognizing these times, and responding in a way that encourages the child to want to dive deeper into whatever has initially excited him is crucial. It is at these times that children are able to take charge of their own learning. While at Thrive, your child will have multiple opportunities to choose his/her own learning activities during outdoor play, centers and projects/small group.
Teacher Guided - Children learn best by interacting with people. Through guidance and modeling by teachers, children will have the opportunity to reach their full potential. We will strive to encourage your child to expand their vocabulary, create stories, demonstrate and ask questions. Teachers will observe each child and tailor our curriculum to meet the individual needs and interests of every child. We desire to drive their play and inquiry to the next level. There will be rich creative play in our classrooms everyday.
We will also be working on skills to prepare them for their transition to public, private or homeschool