“We learn through stories of others, we learn through the stories of ourselves.”
Our core mission is based on honoring the wisdom we receive and transmit through stories. Each child has a story to share and we want each to attain his or her highest potential to express his or her story.
Our goal is to create a harmonious environment that is nurturing, ordered, and beautiful and to provide a comfortable transition from home life to school life.
Our educators foster the child’s social, emotional, physical, cognitive, and spiritual development by providing a safe and nurturing atmosphere with carefully crafted lesson plans.
We believe children need ample physical activity, healthy nutrition, and necessary rest for holistic development.
“Early childhood is a period of magical discovery”
We have our own Storytime curriculum. Our curriculum fosters the natural growth and development of each child and is curated for each developmental stage. It stems from our mission for children to learn, interpret, and grow from the lessons taught from the timeless classic stories passed down from generation through generation.
Our program is enriched with storytelling. From our Nursery Class, we introduce rhymical lullabies we learn the language organization from the Mother Goose Classics. We use puppetry, and finger plays, and felt board stories to engage the art of storytelling. In preschool, we pick a favorite story or fairy-tale, and we bring it to life. We build a stage, and put our dramatic play forces into action to carry out the message of the story. We learn a lesson from it, and we move on the next one. In our Kindergarten class, we have the children write a story about themselves. Every child has an incredible story to share with their family and friends.
We foster the imagination and creativity of each child. Every week we immerse our school into a new theme. The theme reflects our lesson plans, and is weaved into our circle time activities, and art projects of the day. We promote children’s communication skills as well as their creativity through art. Children use a variety of materials and methods in order to communicate their thoughts. We paint, draw, build, create sculpture, use dramatic play, and music and movement to express our thinking. Music and movement is an important integral A studio art teacher, trained in visual arts, works with children to make their thinking visible through various media.
The space of the school is designed to have beauty, organization, and every corner of equipment and materials has a purpose. We treat our classroom as a home. Each classroom is valued and cared for by children and adults. Our classrooms are filled with natural materials, and wooden toys. Additionally, we are a screen-free facility. Children learn by interacting with their peers and adults, and with the physical environment around them. Meanwhile, children learn through free play, hands-on activities, and by doing meaningful practical work and creative work. Teachers document the work of each child. This documentation is used to create activities that expand on the interest of the children. Parent and teacher collaboration is essential to the child’s learning experience. Children are taught social responsibility with peace, respect, and compassion.
“A humanitarian approach to education”
Children are taught social responsibility with peace, respect and compassion.
Screen free facility to promote free play and imagination.
A homelike environment with natural wooden toys.
A focus on arts and crafts for children to express themselves.
Weekly theme-based projects weaved into all math, literacy, and art.
Nutritious meals for breakfast and lunch and organic snacks offered twice a day.
Weekly yoga classes by professional yoga instructor Ms. Vicki.
Weekly dance classes by professional dance instructor Ms. Lindsey.
Seasonal festivals and holiday celebrations.
A music and dance performance open to all families in the winter and spring.
Field trips to local attractions including Wagner Farms, Kohl Children’s Museum, and Chicago Botanic Garden.