Gardening is Like a Friendship

Hands holding sapling in soil surface on green grass background.

Children enjoy gardening for many reasons – they like digging, they like seeing things grow, they like helping their families. But one main reason that kids rarely identify is that when they help to create a garden, they feel a connection with that space. And, in a world where people are becoming more and more […]

A Piece of the Puzzle: Belonging & Acceptance

There’s a true sense of belonging with regard to young children when they are placed into small groups, rather than large ones. The difference between a classroom that has 30+ children compared to one with only 10 children is astounding. When kids can have enough time speaking to each other, and to their teacher without […]

A Delicate Balance

A Delicate Balance

Alternative? Montessori? Waldorf? Unschooling? Which one is best for your child? I’m often asked what our teaching philosophies are, and where the ideology comes from. The answer is never as simple as the question. We are all used to labels, as labels have a meaningful purpose, they help us understand and categorize things quickly.  It can be […]