Problem Solving Skills
Social interaction forms an integral part of our curriculum. A difficulty that arises between individual children is not considered as an obstacle to the learning process, but the very heart of it. Teachers dedicate time to facilitate problem solving and peaceful conflict resolution. By modeling skills and techniques, as well as encouraging children to analyze the problematic situation itself, teachers endeavor to empower the children to resolve their future difficulties on their own.
Our program is committed to enhancing social development and fostering harmonious relationships. This commitment is reflected in the limitation of group size and teacher-child ratio. With a small group of children under their care, the teachers can devote time to on-going individual and group dynamics. The teacher also becomes familiar with each individual child, and discovers how she might facilitate his/her ability to function effectively within a group.
The Social Environment
The school’s commitment to the ideals and practices of anti-bias education, which form an essential component in the curriculum and physical setting, also directly affects the social setting. Following anti-bias guidelines, the staff dedicates itself to awakening the children’s awareness of, and appreciation for, the similarities and differences which characterize human beings as individuals, as families, as societies, as cultures.