We also believe that students who engage in arts and creative expression are better equipped with essential skills to participate in the twenty-first century global world; thus, we promote engagement in the fine arts, theatre, music, creative writing, and more! Our curriculum also stresses the importance of healthy lifestyles through physical and recreational activities, healthy eating, and positive mental health practices and strategies.
We believe that families are the experts on their child(ren) and, as such, we strive to create strong partnerships with parents and families. We value your ideas, experiences, and participation in all that we do. We believe that families who choose to enroll their child(ren) in our programs are essentially inviting us to be an important part of their lives. We encourage families to take an active role in sharing your culture and values with us to help us ensure that our work here is culturally and linguistically responsive to the families' and child(ren)’s unique backgrounds. Our curriculum is research-based and, as such, we promote bilingual language and literacy development in all of our classrooms. Families are invited into our classrooms on a regular basis in addition to attending ongoing parent-teacher collaborative conferences. Families will receive two Scholar Reports per year that describe their child’s growth and development.
The safety of our scholars is paramount to our instructional team. All of our administrators, teachers, and volunteers are required to undergo background checks and maintain valid clearances. Additionally, all teachers are certified in infant/child/adult First Aid, CPR, and AED, and complete annual professional development training as required by the Department of Human Services. The majority of our teachers have postsecondary training in Education, Human Services, Psychology, Cultural Studies, or another related field. More than half of our staff members are bilingual and work hard to implement research-based culturally and linguistically responsive curriculum and instruction. Overall, it is our mission to create a positive academic environment in our educational programs as we work to help our young scholars develop the skills necessary to succeed in school and beyond.
For more information about our educational programs for youth, please contact Andrea Kolb, Director of Education.
Enrollment for the 2017-2018 academic year will begin on May 1, 2017.