Growing With Wonder is a high-quality, early childhood educational program that honors and celebrates everyone who enters. We pride ourselves on implementing a relationship-based approach with an emphasis on social and emotional learning. We believe that honoring the diverse perspectives each member of our community brings to the table allows us to create a respectful and safe environment which encourages students, educators, and families to teach and learn from each other. We recognize the value each person’s uniqueness brings to our school, and together, strengthens our community and helps us work towards building a better tomorrow.
Growing With Wonder’s philosophy is centered around a play and relationship-based, child-centered, multi-age, arts-enriched emergent curriculum approach that recognizes its students, families, and staff as thoughtful, capable, and invaluable contributors of the school, local community, and world at large. We are committed to creating a safe and supportive environment for all members of the local community by ensuring representation in our school of, but not limited to, gender inclusivity, racial diversity, non-traditional family units, differently-abled citizens, and socio-economic backgrounds. We believe no child should be denied access to a high-quality early childhood educational experience, regardless of extenuating circumstances.
Our Educational Statement
Teachers are obligated to see themselves as collaborators with their students, showing a palpable eagerness to learn right alongside them. Teachers will immerse themselves in professional development, including but not limited to research on child development, family structures and dynamics, inclusive practices, and the latest advances in the field of early childhood education. Teachers should always engage in self-reflection, revising their pedagogical ideology, continuously evolving into the best educators they can be.