Philosophy

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We believe in letting children be children and in not pushing them until they are ready to go on to the next step.

We like to use the analogy that you can force bulbs to bloom inside in the winter, but if you leave them outside to bloom on their own in the spring they become stronger.

That is why we don’t stress any early academics the way they do in public school kindergartens and first grades. We let children play and live in their imagination.

We spend much of our time outside. We believe that is where children can really be children.

Our toys are all made of wood, cotton, wool, and silk so that the imagination can live in them. A block can become a telephone, an upturned chair can become a boat or a building, and so on.

We believe in creating a community of young children and adults who care for and protect childhood in a deep and reverent way.