At the Language Grove, we believe in the child's own ability to guide their learning and as educators aim to support their curiosity and exploration.
We do not approach learning from a traditional approach, but rather aim to support their curiosity and exploration. Working in our outdoor environment and connecting with nature is at the heart of our curriculum. Our approach is one that embraces the principals of community and family because we believe that a strong bridge between home and school environment leads to effective learning. We embrace the entire family and welcome participation from mom, dad, grandparents, siblings and extended relations.
The Language Grove’s journey begins as teachers ask questions, listens to children, collaborate with them, and document their work. As children discover and explore, they may work on investigations that last a few days to a few months. All projects must be meaningful to them and their world. By creating a classroom environment that allows open-ended learning and discovery, The Language Grove gives children a chance to build their understanding of the world. By providing “scaffolding,” the teachers assist children to become confident in their skills so that they may express themselves in many different symbolic languages – speech, drawing, and acting, to name a few. We, at The Language Grove strongly believe that learning is a cooperative venture which includes other children, their teachers, families, and the larger community. Literacy, math, social studies, science, music, and the arts are all emphasized through a framework of hands-on, contextualized experiences.