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Advanced Wholistic Education: Little Earth k-5

5 to 11 y/o - Monday through Friday 8:30 am to 2:30 pm - 5 days a week 
 

Little Earth’s Elementary program encompasses six years and is a multi-age learning experience.

Our Advanced Wholistic Education (A.W.E.)  truly blossoms in Little Earth's k-5 curriculum where learners are able to dive into more complex projects that blend in seamlessly rich curricular content and place core academics such as Language, Math, Science and Social Studies in context. The course of study is designed to motivate children to learn through action, exploration, and discovery.

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Passion-Driven

Engagement is the driving force of any learning activity at LE. 

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Project-Based

Every activity at L.E. starts with a  consequential and progressive project that blends in seamlessly rich curricular content and places core academics such as Language, Math, Science and Social Studies in context.

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Learning is a collaborative effort rather than the individualistic and competitive approach. Collaboration enables more creative solutions, hence more advancement. 

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Sustainability-driven

At Little Earth we don't teach kids what sustainability is, we teach kids what sustainability can do.

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Children are paired based on their individual level of curiosity, understanding and ability rather than a mere biological age. 

Little Earth's transformative education positions learners as participants in knowledge creation, empowering them to see the world critically. Learning is viewed as a dynamic process and open -ended where many outcomes are possible and encouraged.

We have built a proprietary curriculum that reflects Little Earth’s 5 Core Pillars and where each activity references the state’s core standard/s it meets. Each project is progressive and consequential this is why full time attendance is required. Given our low teacher:student ratio, LE’s educators are able to foster each child’s individual interest and learning ability.

A.W.E. prepares students in core academic competencies while empowering them to act on local and global sustainability challenges across different areas such as climate change, social injustices and biodiversity loss.

Our curriculum is based on contemporary, evidence-based, unbiased, and non-diluted curricular content, shifting away from teaching practices that focus on standardized learning.

Core learning such as Language, Math, Science, and Social Studies are woven through Little Earth's overarching sustainability-driven curriculum enriched with subjects such as:

Regenerative Agriculture                  Land Preservation

Culinary Art                                         School to Table

Astronomy                                           Horsemanship

Archery                                                Conscious Body Movement

Arts                                                      Knitting

Story Telling                                        Bushcraft

Lower Elementary

Learning activities in Lower Elementary reflect the child’s sensitive periods for critical growth in specific cognitive areas. Lower Elementary children acquire academic skills in addition to the development of personal and social conscience. Socially, children become more peer-oriented, and intellectually they show an increased capacity for abstraction and use of imagination.

Upper Elementary

With a strong foundation in basic skills and a broad cultural overview, Upper Elementary students engage in more complicated work integrating a variety of skills, and as their abilities expand, so does their learning environment, as students participate in overnight outings, field trips, and cultural exhibitions.

The society we are building requires all different type of heroes.

Little Earth honors the unique abilities of each individual and welcomes children with diverse abilities and diverse superpowers.

Children are paired based on their individual level of curiosity, understanding and ability rather than a mere biological age.

At Little Earth success is a result not a goal. 

Goals are collectively and individually set, curiosity and imagination are encouraged.

We strongly believe that learners shouldn't strive to learn to get a grade, just like they shouldn't work to get a paycheck. When children are engaged and passionate about what and how they learn, they take pride and ownership that leads to success, but most importantly builds their character and resilience.

 

There is nothing standard about your child, why would you want a standard education?

We believe"standards” and homologation have no place in multi-faceted, critically thinking society.

Tests, grading, and worksheets are archaic methods that have been proven to be detrimental to the self esteem of the individual leading to anxiety and demoralization. 

Instead we put in place self and peer assessment, scientific, collaborative and project-based objectives that stimulate engagement and ownership.

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