Our Mission is to recognize that each child is an individual; that all children are creative; that all children need to succeed. Therefore, Red Brick School respects the individual needs of children; fosters a caring and creative environment; employs authentic assessment techniques and emphasizes the social, emotional, physical, intellectual development of each child.
At Red Brick School, we view each child as an individual and help them to define a personal learning style. We will provide your child with a safe, caring environment filled with learning and fun opportunities.
When teachers are planning their curriculum they will reflect on the following guiding principles of how children learn and create lesson plans that call upon these school ideologies.
- Early Learning and development are multidimensional; developmental domains are highly interrelated.
- Young children are capable and competent. We have high expectations for all children regardless of their backgrounds and experience.
- There are individual differences in rates of development among children. We look at each child as an individual and assess from its starting point.
- Play experiences are the mechanism through which children attain developmentally appropriate goals in all developmental domains.
- Children learn by doing and they should be given opportunities to inquire, discover and engage in critical thinking.
- Knowledge of child growth and development and consistent expectations are essential to maximizing educational experiences for children and to developing and implementing programs and curriculum.
- Families are the primary caregivers and educators of their young children. It is the job of the staff to work collaboratively with families to ensure that children are provided optimal learning experiences.
- Children demonstrate intelligence across a range of eight intelligences: linguistic, musical, logical-mathematical, spatial, bodily-kinesthetic, interpersonal, intrapersonal, and naturalistic.
- Interactions between teachers and children can help children scaffold learning, thereby developing new concepts and thinking their way to higher level concepts.