Our Approach

Slow and Steady

We have always made it a point to grow our business at a comfortable pace. There was never a need to spend significantly on advertisement. Dealing with influxes of business is always a challenge and in the case of children’s services, usually comes at the expense of quality. Slow methodical growth is one of the key reasons for our success.

Consider an evergreen tree: the Eastern White Pine for example. It’s the tree with long needle leaves wrapped in bundles of 5. It once covered a massive area of eastern North America, and its relatives stretched to the Pacific Ocean. White Pine can grow in a wide range of conditions and dominates the forests it grows in.

The pine tree takes a slow and steady approach to growth. It develops strong roots and grows during the summer and winter. It’s efficient in its energy use. It does not grow large leaves, only to shed them in the fall and hibernate through the winter. In the long run, it dominates its landscape.

From a parent’s and educator’s perspective, it offers an ideal strategy for healthy long term development. Slowing the transfer of information to children so they have more time to digest, apply, and draw meaning from the knowledge they learned is increasingly proving to be a more effective way to retain knowledge. Growing strong roots of confidence and unity in the classroom will lead to greater academic success. Offering children control over their learning will allow them to learn at a comfortable pace and help develop their executive function skills.

In the long term, the evergreen approach will result in strong-minded and enduring life long learners. They will demonstrate goal-directed behaviour, strong organizational skills, respect for their time, and well developed analytical and critical thinking skills. They will see the bigger picture, because they helped shape it.

Regenerative and Evolving Approach

We borrow valuable components from proven educational systems. However, we are moving beyond these different models to a regenerative and evolving approach. Our focus is on creating an education system that is at the forefront of empowering learners. We believe that regenerative education will play a key role in creating a more sustainable and equitable world.

Regenerative Education: A New Paradigm for Learning

At its core, a regenerative approach to education seeks to cultivate learners who are not just consumers of information but active contributors to and cocreators of knowledge. This model is rooted in the idea that education should be an ever-evolving process that benefits the individual, community, and the broader ecosystem of our world.

  1. Holistic Development: This approach acknowledges the multifaceted nature of human beings. It promotes the growth of students intellectually, emotionally, socially, physically, and spiritually.
  2. Interconnected Learning: It emphasizes the interconnectedness of all subjects, disciplines, and life experiences, breaking down silos and promoting interdisciplinary study.
  3. Emphasis on Relationships: Learning is deeply relational. This model fosters strong relationships among students, between students and teachers, and with the broader community. It believes that the best learning happens in the context of meaningful relationships.
  4. Resilience and Adaptability: Just as in regenerative agriculture where the soil learns to heal and adapt, students are taught to be resilient, to learn from failures, and to adapt to changing circumstances.
  5. Local and Global Stewardship: Students are instilled with a sense of responsibility not only for their immediate environment but also for the global community. They’re educated to be conscious citizens who think globally and act locally.
  6. Experiential Learning: Beyond textbook knowledge, students are encouraged to learn by doing, experiencing, and reflecting. This could involve field trips, community projects, and other hands-on activities.
  7. Continuous Feedback and Growth: Instead of a fixed curriculum that’s evaluated through standardized tests, the regenerative model encourages continuous feedback. This allows for constant iteration, innovation, and personalization of the learning journey.
  8. Empowerment and Agency: Students are seen as active agents of their learning, with voice and choice in their educational journey. They’re empowered to ask questions, seek solutions, and contribute to the broader body of knowledge.

In summary, a regenerative approach to education presents a paradigm shift from the traditional model of education. It views education as an organic, interconnected system where all parts are vital, and the emphasis is on growth, interconnection, resilience, and self governance.