We believe learning through playful inquiry is the foundation for intellectual, 物理, 社会, 情感成长. Play-based learning allows children to engage their minds, 组织他们的想法, and store information using all of their senses.
Teachers capitalize on the curiosity and enthusiasm of our young learners. Our program encourages students to learn best by doing. Students are provided with the skills, 工具, 材料, and attention they need to experience, 探索, and experiment with their surroundings. Teachers assist them in planning, organizing, and discussing observations of the world around them.
幼儿园 and 1st graders at Maumee Valley learn how to think deeply, 问问题, 倾听别人的想法. Maumee Valley's 75-acre campus allows teachers to take learning outside. Students can be found strengthening fine and gross motor muscles and 社会-emotional skills through climbing, 建筑, 挖掘, 一起工作, 在森林里解决问题. The outside is also often brought into the classroom to incorporate nature in play-based learning activities. 学生分类石头, 计数橡子, order sticks from shortest to longest, and make letters and write words using 材料 found in nature.
At Maumee Valley, we are not afraid to get dirty while learning!