We see every child as an individual, with unique passions, needs, and strengths. Our teachers get to know, encourage, and nurture each child, learning his/her personality and abilities. We understand and embrace the idea that a child’s first experiences with school must do more than just teach foundational skills. We know that young children are still developing their sense of who they are as a person, their understanding of what it means to work cooperatively with others, and their ability to regulate their emotions in order to negotiate social situations with peers and adults. Teachers work with children individually and in small groups to model behaviors and language to foster skills and abilities in these areas of social and emotional development, using relevant and meaningful situations as catalysts for development and growth. This structure of small group and one-on-one instruction extends to other curricular areas, allowing teachers to target each child’s experience to their current understanding, while providing the structure to extend learning in a developmentally appropriate way.