Our Beliefs and Philosophy

At the heart of our beliefs, actions, and Reggio-inspired philosophy is an understanding and respect for young children as unique, capable, and curious learners. Students and teachers come together each day to investigate, ideate, build relationships, and create shared meaning about the world around them.

Image of the Child

We believe children are capable, curious and competent learners. Children are agents of their own learning, demonstrating a strong ability to make their own decisions and advocate positive contributions to their community.

Environment as the Third Teacher

The early learning center environment is intentional, flexible, and reflective. It prompts relationships, communication, collaboration, and exploration.

Teacher as Researcher

In our early learning center, teachers observe and listen to children, asking questions to discover their ideas, hypotheses, and theories. With this understanding, teachers act as a support and a resource for children, considering how children’s thinking might be guided toward new discoveries.

The Hundred Languages of Children

We believe that children have 100 different languages of learning, and 100 different ways to express their thoughts, understanding, and creativity. From dancing and painting, to imagining and exploring, to listening and questioning; the possibilities for expression are endless.

Relationships

Relationships are the heart of our early learning center. Children are ensured a plurality of opportunities to build and develop relationships with teachers, their peers, their learning environment, and our parent community.

Join Us or Find Out More

There's only one way to truly understand what makes SAS one-of-a-kind: come visit and experience our community. If you are thinking of applying to the early learning center for your child, the best place to start is by getting to know us. We look forward to hearing from you.