The Creating Landscapes Learning Center is committed to:
The Creative Process
Exploration of the creative process within the arts and sciences allows students to engage aesthetically, make meaning of their world, and find their expressive voices.
Interdisciplinary thematic units are developed to give students the opportunity to investigate problems and discover solutions in many different ways. Asking the children to explore through authentic situations cultivates critical thinking skills. As children acquire core knowledge and skills, they are able to use what they’ve learned to understand multiple perspectives and to be self-reliant problem-solvers.
At The Learning Center we allow the child’s natural curiosity to direct his or her learning. Our multiage classroom, with planned developmentally appropriate learning goals, allows room for sparks of enthusiasm and insight that come from each unique group of students.
The Individuality of the Child
The Creating Landscapes Learning Center believes that each and every child has the potential to bring something unique and special to the world. Our environment allows for a community of learners achieving across all academic levels, using different learning styles. We value each child's individual way of learning and unique strengths and use these to inform our teaching and our curriculum.
Collaboration, Communication, and Community
Collaboration and communication are key components in meeting the needs of the whole child. Students, parents, teachers, and community members are all respected contributors to our learning environment within and outside of the school. We work cooperatively to create a hands-on learning atmosphere that is safe, supports risk-taking, and invites the sharing of ideas. All voices are valued and welcomed in our intergenerational school community.