Philosophy

Mi Escuelita en Español is inspired by the Waldorf and LifeWays Early Childhood programs. We focus on five areas of the Childcare: warmth, rhythm, activity, nutrition and rest.

Mi Escuelita strives to provide an environment that supports the following early childhood development areas:

Practical life skills and abilities through building, cooking, baking, gardening, cleaning, sorting and other activities experienced in the home.

Lifelong literacy and language skills through nursery rhymes, seasonal verses/songs, and repetitive finger/gesture games during meeting time and transition activities.

Imaginative and creative play, problem solving skills, small and large motor skills through a variety of experiential and sensorial opportunities with natural and age appropriate indoor and outdoor toys.

Reverence for nature through outdoor play and gardening provides which opportunities to experience “nature’s toys” such as sand, water, seeds and plants.

Social skills and care for others through awareness of others’ feelings, abilities, and uniqueness and opportunities to take turns, share and help each other in our daily activities.

Healthy habits through the experience of a balance rhythm of play, clean-up, eating and nutrition.

A lifelong love of learning, discovery, exploration, invention, wonder and joy for purposeful work and play in our daily lives.