Branches Community School is brand new! Working together with dedicated teachers and families, the Branches community is taking shape as a progressive early childhood program, dedicated to children’s rights and social activism. As we spend the spring and summer of 2018 undergoing renovations and creating our environments, Branches will continue to offer community events and build our identity. We will open for the first class of students in September 2018. We cannot wait to see the journey our school will take and the relationships we will build with our community.
To support children’s natural curiosities, teachers at Branches Community School construct their curriculum alongside children. While, one month, children might be studying insects on the playground, another time of year may lead to explorations of water, robotics, or outer space. During each period of investigation, teachers empower children to build skills and knowledge through exploring new materials, asking and answering questions, and problem-solving with others.
Teachers support the unique learning style of each child, taking note of what motivates each learner. While one child may live and breathe vehicles, another may be fascinated with drama, art, or always being on the go! Weaving together both individual explorations and class-wide projects, the teachers at Branches are experts in creating differentiated learning.
All staff at Branches hold credentials in early childhood, most with a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree. Teachers are trained in CPR, first aid, and health & safety and also participate in ongoing professional development opportunities.