Teaching Philosophy

The Village Preschool's teaching philosophy is inspired by Waldorf education, founded by Rudolph Steiner. We strive to holistically integrate students' artistic, practical, and intellectual development, emphasizing the role of imagination in learning. We encourage a reverence for the world and an understanding that it is a good place to live.

Our teachers are trained to generate an enthusiasm for learning in each child. Preschool curriculum focuses on experiential learning through imitation of practical activities, allowing children to learn by example through imaginative and practical play. Daily routines are emphasized, including circle time, artistic work, free play time, and practical tasks, with some rhythmic variation.

 

At the Village, the mostly outdoor classroom resembles a home. Toys and tools are sourced from natural materials, that encourage imaginative play, and connection with nature. Preschools hold seasonal festivals, based on community traditions.