Children’s House 1 and 2 are classrooms of students ages 3 to 6 years old. Each classroom starts with the children greeting each other, planning the day, and practicing silence (short meditation) before choosing their work.
During the work period, which takes up most of the morning, the students move around to choose materials related to math, reading, geography, nature, science, and art. Practical life skills and social-emotional development are incorporated into this work time as the children work one-on-one with the teachers and with each other.
After the work period, the children clean the classroom and gather for a large group lesson. The afternoons are spent playing outside, walks around the neighborhood, naps for the youngest children, and separate kindergarten lessons for the 5-6-year-olds.
The teachers in CH1 and CH2 focus on helping the children develop curiosity about their environment, an interest in discovering and learning new things, and learning from each other.
The children who leave our program move to private, public, and parochial schools prepared for their next academic adventures.