Early Childhood Education at Bard
Our practice is guided by a deep respect for children and a view of children as intelligent, capable and strong. We take a constructivist approach to education, believing that children learn best through relationships, active play and direct experience. Our pedagogy is steeped in knowledge of child development. Our tools are the materials of child expression; imaginary play, construction, blocks, art, sand, water, clay, story, authorship, songs, poetry, movement, dance, cooking, nature, and outdoor play every day in all seasons.