our Philosophy

 
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we believe play is important

 

Through play, children begin to understand the physical and social environment around them. For families, playing together is valuable time for bonding and learning. It also happens to be fun - like learning should be!


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We believe autonomy promotes learning

 

Undirected play helps children develop creativity, confidence and essential skills to navigate the world. To facilitate this, we’ve designed areas that give children a feeling of autonomy. If you’re concerned about being able to see your child at all times, you may want to stay close on the ground floor.


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We believe risk is a part of life

 

Our custom equipment was designed to meet playground guidelines and was crafted with care. That said, our play area is not a padded, risk-free room with one-size- fits-all rules.

We've selected toys and equipment to fit a wide developmental range, which includes both small parts and climbing structures. It is up to you to determine what your child can safely handle.


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We believe in respect

 

We strive to teach respect for the environment, our community and one another.  We are proud to provide our sustainably-minded space; please help us care for it and teach our children to care for it, too. We provide bike and stroller parking to make it easier for you to walk, bike, or use public transportation to visit us. 

We serve drinks and organic prepackaged snacks, but we always encourage bringing your own mugs and recycling to limit waste.  While parents are always responsible for their children, we want to allow for a wide range of parenting styles. We aim to always be compassionate and assume good intent. 


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we believe mistakes are learning opportunities

Children don’t always make the best decisions because, well, they’re children. That kid that threw blocks? Not a bad kid. Learning the parameters of social interaction is an ongoing process.

We believe that children can learn good decision making through experience, when given the chance. If you’re concerned about interactions between your child and another child, please consider helping them use “Talk it Out” strategies.

And we too hope to learn. Please let us know if you see areas for improvement.

 

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