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Our Mission

We believe children are competent, capable citizens with a right to a respectful, relationship-based, childcare community.


We build our curriculum from the inquiries and interests of the children. This inquiry-based approach promotes collaboration, creativity, and reciprocity.


We strive to cultivate and amplify the voices of our children; to give power to their efforts, and to strengthen connections as a community.

Reggio Emilia Approach

We take inspiration from the schools in Reggio Emilia, Italy, and the teachings of Loris Malaguzzi. This approach is child-centered, and teachers are trained to serve as guides and co-learners, who are supportive and collaborative.

Our school environments are thought of as the children's "third teacher", after the child's family, and the child's teachers, and as such, they change and adapt to the needs and interests of the class. They also are places rich with inspiration, beauty, and comfort. 

Children are respected and understood to have "a hundred languages". Through a multitude of art mediums, project work, and opportunities for both quiet times, and "big body play" we ensure that the individual needs of each child are met each day. 

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