Why the longer day?

Posted by on February 16th, 2012 in Comments Disabled

We are committed to unhurried learning experiences for young children. When children have longer periods of time to deeply develop their play, stronger connections in the brain occur. Low stress environments are essential for learning. Our teachers will have longer periods of time each day to observe the children in their classrooms and take detailed notes on their development. The book The Hurried Child by David Elkind details the emotional and psychological costs for young children when we do not slow down to give children the time to learn and process. We feel the 8:30 a.m.–3:30 p.m. school day is optimal for the students, teachers and families to allow the proper amount of time for discovery, learning and connecting in our carefully planned indoor and outdoor environments.