Respecting and Recognizing Individuality
Mutual respect, honesty and personal responsibility are key elements as we work to build a community of learners.
Attention to each child acknowledges the uniqueness of that individual; building upon strengths to progress to the next stage of development.
Meaningful, Relevant Curriculum
A "training ground for real life”; EHS encourages each child to become a self-directed, active thinking, lifetime learner through exploration of their interests.
Learning focuses on the whole child: social, emotional, physical, sensory, and academic development is of equal importance. We strive to provide learning through the multiple modalities, capitalizing on each child's uniqueness. Indoor and outdoor exploration is equally important.
Parent-Teacher Partnership and Reflection
Parents and teachers are partners who work together to foster optimal development of all children in our community. Reflecting together is integral to refining parenting and teaching practices.
Growth and Assessment
The process of observation and documentation is ongoing, designed to recognize individual growth and change. Portfolios, photos and parent teacher conference records documenting development are integral to our process of assessment.
Community Building and Family Style Learning
Building a community of learners, sharing strengths, accepting support & communicating ideas without competition is a primary focus. Our mixed age grouping encourages mentoring, and care giving between older and younger children; fostering independence and empathy; and allowing siblings and different age friends to attend the program and grow together.