Plans were developed and implemented during the Summer of 2011 to change the overall educational philosophy of the CYC to a multiage approach for children three and older instead of the same-age grouping that had been used in the past. Some of the benefits of multiage grouping include:
As children turn three-years-old and are developmentally ready, they will be promoted to the multiage classroom. In order to avoid moving one child at a time from a Weeschool classroom, the targeted promotion months will be August, January, and June. However, in the event that two or more children are ready to move up from a Weeschool classroom, promotions/transitions may take place outside the months listed above. This will also allow for more fluid promotion of our infants, toddlers, and two-year-olds which will allow for increased placement of families on the current waiting list.
The children are learning how to be respectful of each other by being treated respectfully by our wonderful teachers. These teachers model responsive care, which means they adjust their teaching to meet each child's developmental needs, respond to the child's inner desire to understand and learn about the world around them, and respond to every child's daily needs with love, care and respect.