Philosophy

The philosophy at Watertown Cooperative Nursery School encompasses the following:

  • Providing all children the opportunity to learn by observing, emulating and initiating a wide range of competencies through mixed age groupings
  • Seeing mistakes and conflict as a necessary part of being in community with others
  • Developing a sense of¬†agency which allows children to persevere through setbacks and disappointments
  • Provisioning enough outdoor time each day to promote large motor play and a connection to nature
  • Learning in a context of meaningful, creative play
  • Acknowledging that children learn with their whole bodies
  • Supporting the development of self-help and organizational skills for independence and long-term success
  • Infusing humor, joy, and curiosity into daily experiences