As educators, our goal is to provide them with the tools to refine their natural gifts and a roadmap to guide them down a productive path. Through this leadership program, we hope to INSPIRE their curiosity. We want to INSPIRE them to be good citizens. We want them to be INSPIRED to reach their fullest potential.
INSPIRED was designed to complement and enhance our play based curriculum, PLAYWORKS. It consists of six literacies, or areas of study, that focus on specific values and encourage realistic applications. Throughout the year, students explore how each literacy pertains to their lives, impacts their relationships with their family, friends, and teachers, and applies to their community and world relationships.
Below are some simple examples of ways INSPIRED describes the values that are taught at each stage.
|Literacy||All classes||Preschool and older||Pre-Kindergarten and older, including The Village|
|Social||I am a friend.||I forgive others.||I openly listen to the ideas of others.|
|Health||I take care of myself.||I make healthy choices.||I choose how I behave.|
|Environmental||I am a helper.||I am kind to the world around me.||I protect and care for the Earth.|
|Civic||I work well with others.||I tell the truth.||I do the right thing even if no one is watching. I love my country.|
|Entrepreneurial||I can wait for what I want.||I can do it.||I take chances to meet a new goal.|
|Financial||I take care of my things.||I give to others.||I set goals for the things I want.|
The language used to help children understand each literacy is very simple and evolves as they mature and grow.
Your LeafSpring School teachers and staff are happy to provide further explanation of how this new program integrates into your child’s day. We are excited to take this journey with you and your child, and we look forward to our continued partnership in raising tomorrow’s leaders.