Educating the Whole Child
At E.C.L.C we apply a “whole child” learning approach that encompasses the areas of social, emotional, physical and intellectual development. In addition to meeting today’s standards for school readiness, we use developmentally appropriate, hands-on, playful learning experiences to develop language and motor skills, foster confidence and independent thinking, and teach students to be respectful, empathic and think of others around them.
The Natural Classroom
Nature provides natural learning experiences.
Children are inherently curious about the world around them. And, at E.C.L.C. we believe in fostering this enthusiasm by finding the teachable moments in our natural surroundings. We have three areas devoted to this concept of natural learning:
- Our chicken coop is home to hens we have raised. The children feed, pet and care for them daily
- Our garden boxes are ever-changing depending on the season or students’ interests. By planting, watering, and tasting the vegetables we grow, children take ownership and pride in their work
- Our ever-evolving Nature Station gives the children an opportunity for hands-on exploration. We’ve had a bird sanctuary, butterfly life-cycle learning and a variety of visitors including a beekeeper and giant tortoise.
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