Throughout Healthy Beginnings, one often hears the word "friend" spoken among employees, parents, and students and teachers. It is a term of endearment that we use to identify each other as being part of a unique community, and although Healthy Beginnings values independence and individuality, we recognize the value in fostering a community of friends who share an affinity for the Montessori culture.
This communal value becomes apparent to anyone who comes to Healthy Beginnings to either participate in an event hosted by our parent organization group or to observe our teachers hard at work in "normalizing" their classroom, for the effects of children growing and learning ripple beyond the school to the world at large.
From a Montessori perspective, community refers to many levels of society: a peer and classroom community; a neighborhood and family community; and a city and
In order to introduce these levels to our students, we bring them to life throughout the school in ways that enable the levels to interact with each other. For instance, Healthy Beginnings is a multi-cultural school, diverse in students and teachers, and has a curriculum infused with a sense of
Healthy Beginnings also ensures that students understand the value of giving back, as we routinely host charitable events that bring together people of all levels of society.
By delving deep into the idea of community both in and outside the classroom, we help our students nurture a peaceful and compassionate attitude towards humanity.