The Good Earth School is a play-based nature-inspired school as an emergent curriculum. Our director is a certified Outdoor Classroom Specialist.
“Children need to connect to the natural world and learn from what nature has to teach us. Almost all indoor activities for children can be done outside, where they are often even more effective. Being outdoors increases the ways of developing an interest in reading and writing, fosters an interest in science and math, and encourages a healthy life-style of physical activity.”
– Eric Nelson
Our children are encouraged to question their environment and take risks while guided by supportive teachers. The child learns problem-solving skills through a real-life experience as they explore, ask questions, and then given an opportunity to share their knowledge.
Child-Centered environments are designed to allow children to take command of their own learning. Teachers provide support and facilitate the child’s learning but the child determines the direction of that learning following their natural curiosity.
Emergent Curriculum is a way of planning lessons that are based on the children’s interests and passion at a specific point in time.
A child’s self-esteem is fostered when we honor them and treat them as capable and valuable members of our society. When educators engage children in culturally responsive experiences it helps to build the child’s self-confidence, it increases the awareness and appreciation of others’ culture and maximizes the child’s educational success.
At The Good Earth School, we strive to foster compassionate members of our society. We believe it is important for children to experience the natural world and how nature sustains us.