Curriculum & Philosophy
We challenge their minds with hands-on,
real and relevant experiences. Little Sprouts uses a project-based curriculum because we believe children learn by doing.
We teach the children to take care of their bodies by eating healthy, organic foods (free of hormones, pesticide and chemicals), exercising and caring for the earth. We challenge their minds with hands-on, real and relevant experiences through project-based curriculum. It’s the role of our teachers to uncover learning opportunities with the children while ensuring reaching developmental milestones and school readiness. The projects (or focus) of each room is determined through observations done by the teachers. Instead of a teacher-focused curriculum, this approach builds off of the children’s interest and desire to learn. Younger classrooms observe current developmental milestones of students and build their focus from there. Our older preschool classrooms use K>W>L charts to demonstrate full knowledge and understanding of the project.
Our classrooms and eco-friendly toys are designed to encourage natural learning. For example, using wooden blocks or toys instead of plastic, or painting with organic materials instead of toxic paints. We encourage our children to color on leaves or other organic objects, as well as paper.
And animals! We have real, live furry and feathery friends for our students to love and learn from: a fluffy bunny, a sweet guinea pig and two adorable chickens. What better way to teach children about nature and kindness?
Our lesson times are designed so that our children are able to see, feel and smell. Science may include comparing the sizes and shapes of various vegetation seeds. Math for the day may be counting and handling acorns. Circle time could be singing a song while using wooden percussion instruments like a Clave, Rain Sticks or Drums. We strive to foster a warm and inviting environment where our children are able to learn about the world around them through safe and natural experiences.
To learn more about our general policies, mission, and beliefs, be sure to check out our About Us page.