Humanistic Approach

The curriculum at Play Mountain Place addresses children’s social and emotional development as well as their intellectual growth. Teachers strive to encourage the empowerment of children by treating them with respect and by listening to their ideas and feelings with empathy, openness, and non-judgement.

We strive to create an environment where children and families feel safe to be their authentic selves. All feelings are treated as a healthy, necessary part of life. Teachers are trained to help children find safe physical, verbal and creative outlets for their emotions. Teachers also use non-authoritarian methods for assisting children in the conflict resolution process and in finding their own solutions to problems.