Enriching young minds through play and exploration
Young children learn social and emotional skills, build knowledge and develop cognitive abilities through play. Through self-chosen activities children wonder, question, test ideas, make connections, collaborate, problem solve, communicate, reflect and grow.
RCNP’s mission is guided by our values:
Young children are intelligent, capable, creative and have important ideas. In the classroom adults listen to children’s ideas, ask questions and wonder alongside them.
Learning happens when children notice, wonder, question, collaborate and listen. When children play, they are in a relaxed state of mind. This is when learning happens best.
Children play a central role in the development of their own learning. Teachers follow children’s interests to develop and build on social and emotional skills.
Children learn by making mistakes. Mistakes are valued and thought of as learning opportunities.
Differences are valued and celebrated. Each child brings a unique set of experiences and perspectives to the classroom, and we seek to explore and welcome these differences.
Children, families and educators work together to form a rich environment of learning. Adults in our community share ideas, experiences and talents enriching our classroom.
Learning through play is fun!