The Whole Child
The Whole Child Approach is our educational philosophy emphasizing the comprehensive development of all aspects of a child's well-being. This approach recognizes that children have social, emotional, and physical needs that must be addressed in order to achieve growth and success in the classroom and in their academic future.
Key principles of the Whole Child Approach include:
Academic Excellence: The Whole Child Approach recognizes the importance of academic achievement, but this goes beyond just test scores. Center School understands the value of developing critical thinking skills, creativity, problem-solving abilities, and a love for learning.
Social and Emotional Development: Acknowledging a child's social and emotional well-being is essential for their development. It promotes the evolution of empathy, self-awareness, responsible decision-making, positive relationships, and practical communication skills.
Health and Physical Education: Promoting regular physical activity, healthy eating habits, and healthy lifestyle choices addresses the importance of physical health and well-being as it relates to the Whole Child. Center School recognizes how these factors can affect a child’s receptiveness and ability to participate in learning.
Supportive Learning Environment: Center School strives to provide a supportive environment where students feel respected, valued, and motivated to learn. This environment promotes positive peer and adult interactions and encourages strong relationships between students, teachers, families, and the community as a whole.
Family Engagement: The Center School Support Triangle encourages and promotes meaningful partnerships between the School and its families in order to support a child's learning and development. The success and education of our students is a collaborative effort involving not only teachers and students but their families.
By adopting the Whole Child Approach, Center School succeeds in providing a well-rounded education that addresses the diverse needs of each child, fostering their academic, social, emotional, and physical growth.