Primary years (2 1/2 – 6 yrs)
Each child comes into this world with unique possibilities that find their expression through active engagement with their physical and social environments. The young child is driven towards gaining physical independence and understanding their immediate world of family and friends.
These are the foundation years of a child’s personality and the first time they are spending considerable time away from their homes. The Earth School provides a nurturing and responsive
space where children explore and build trust in themselves and others; where we support the child’s inherent love of learning and help facilitate a community where each child is honoured.
Our environments have a mixed age group and children spend three years in the same classroom. Concrete materials let children explore the world through their senses, through touch
and motion, and by observing and engaging with others. They get to know each other and their teachers well. The continuity that this offers makes for a strong classroom community, both for children and parents alike.