A SOLID PHILOSOPHICAL AND PSYCHOLOGICAL FOUNDATION.
Our curricular is based on the theories and ideas of some of the greatest minds.* Young children gain new skills and knowledge through play, joy, mimicking and exploration. That when free to explore the world and new ideas, a child feels confident, validated and able to achieve more.
*Piaget, Froebel, Steiner, A.S. Neill, Holt, Montessori and Socrates, to name a few.
THE TRANSFORMATIVE POWER OF FREE PLAY
Why play? Because play just comes naturally.
It is social. Play presents opportunities for children to navigate social interactions and problem solve issues that arise, building the foundation for valuable life skills.
It is open-ended. With limitless possibilities, children are encouraged to explore areas and tangents that otherwise might not have been uncovered. This allows them the opportunity to invent their paths, making them their own.
It is independent. Children are encouraged to make their own choices, fostering independence and confidence.
It is enlightening. Children experience “aha! moments” that they create for themselves, which rewards them and encourages them to further explore.
It is attainable. Children work and play at their own level, allowing them to feel safe and empowering them to try new things.
The Right Balance of Freedom and Structure
At Lindgren, freedom of choice is offered within the clear structure of routines and age-appropriate rules of behavior. Freedom within borders allows for inspiration and empowerment while also instilling responsibility, cooperation, social graces and respect for others and nature.