Philosophy

Community

In your relationships with teachers, with children, and with the larger Children First community, we hope you will…

  • Develop empathy, and an ability to listen to and identify with others.
  • Show others kindness, compassion, courtesy and respect.
  • Ask for help when you need it.
  • Build mutually enriching, joyful and enduring friendships.
  • Fall in love at least once.
  • Feel a sense of belonging — of connection, caring and shared history.
  • Collaborate in work, play and learning.
  • Practice being both a leader and a follower.
  • Learn to resolve conflicts so that everybody wins; engage in lively, respectful discourse with both adults and children; and move beyond conflict to work towards a shared goal.
  • Develop an appreciation for diversity, a commitment to fairness, and a robust capacity for inclusion.
  • Share responsibility for the care of our classroom and community.
  • Come to see all the people in your community as teachers, and learn more about their work, their stories, their expertise, their passions, and their cultural traditions.

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