Philosophy

Children’s Learning

At Cambridge-Ellis, children gain knowledge and an understanding of their world by using open-ended materials, participating in hands-on activities, and learning from and with classmates and teachers. This developmental approach to early childhood education celebrates individuality, self-expression and creativity while fostering relationships among all members of the classroom community.

Philosophy

Using emergent curriculum based on children’s evolving interests and a combination of Reggio Emilia-, Inquiry-, and Constructivist-inspired approaches to education, teachers foster environments designed for child-driven exploration and discovery.

"The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you'll go."
–Dr. Seuss
"All children are artists. The problem is how to remain an artist once they grow up."
–Pablo Picasso
“I know nothing with any certainty, but the sight of the stars makes me dream.”
–Vincent van Gogh
"Let us read and let us dance, two amusements that will never do any harm to the world."
–Voltaire
“Sometimes, 'said Pooh,' the smallest things take up the most room in your heart.”
–A.A. Milne
"Every child is creative and full of potential and has the desire and right to make meaning within a context of rich relationships."
–Lella Gandini
"Let us remember: one book, one pen, one child, and one teacher can change the world."
–Malala Yousafzai
“Scientists, artists and children belong together because they are the best learners in the universe.”
–Gopnik, Meltzoff & Kuhn
"The beautiful thing about learning is that no one can take it away from you."
–B.B. King
"Sometimes the smallest things take up the most room in your heart."
–A.A. Milne
“Learning makes you to stay forever young. Commit yourself to lifelong learning.”
–Lailah Gifty