• Amy Gottschalk, Parent

    Beginnings is wonderfully creative and structure each month around a theme. One month they might focus on nature by using the garden or outdoor classroom nestled among the trees next to the school. The next month they might focus on physics; gravity is my son’s favorite topic! The curriculum’s core focuses on emotional intelligence. Teaching the children about their own feelings, how to deal with those feelings and how to communicate what those feelings mean helps to foster their self confidence and social awareness. The benefit of my son learning about this is that it has changed the way he communicates at home. We no longer see childlike tantrums; we now hear from a boy who can articulate with his words.