The Gentle Earth Curriculum ® introduces our students to different elements of our Earth through an exploratory and experimental spiraled program. These “Green Studies” are taught alongside academics and both are often combined when appropriate. The program begins with one element, water. Our one year olds will focus on this element throughout their time as Parakeets. Our Canaries, or two year olds, will continue learning about water, but they will focus on land and begin to understand how water and land are connected. The Robins, three year olds, will learn about air, and of course, will explore different cycles to understand how water, land, and air work together to provide important resources for the world. Our Big Nesters, four and five year- olds, will learn all about recycling through the four R’s which are reducing, reusing, recycling and repairing, along with analyzing water, land and air.Through the Gentle Earth Curriculum ® our goal is to develop in each student a sense of love and responsibility for the Earth, helping them grow and become responsible citizens and guardians of our world .