CO-OP VALUES

Experiential learningFree PlaySocial-emotional growth
Time outdoorsAcademic choiceIndependence
InclusivityIndividualityResponsible citizenship

Classes at co-op are guided by experienced teachers. Lessons provide opportunities for group work, independent exploration, hands-on learning, and open-ended projects. Our goal is to inspire our children and foster an independent desire for learning.  As projects finish, we take time for children to share their findings, experiences and questions with each other.   

Community is very important to us, both within the school and outside our walls.  Each month we schedule at least one field trip and one community event for co-op members. We also pair older children with younger ones for monthly buddy activities and each semester we participate in a service activity.  We hope that these opportunities will help kids embrace diversity and grow a desire to contribute their ideas and improve the world around them.

To accomplish this we

  • Provide multisensory, experiential, self-directed, and project-based learning experiences that fit the needs of individual learners
  • Foster creative thinking and academic excellence through open-ended inquiry, meaningful conversation, and challenging content
  • Create a safe environment for kids to be curious, take risks, make mistakes, and learn skills for how to be a part of a community
  • Inspire children to think critically about social issues, consider multiple perspectives, and take meaningful action
  • Invest in our teachers’ professional development through compilation of resources and annual trainings
  • Honor child development through age appropriate schedules and curriculum, including opportunity for free play and exploration

Hours of Operation

9:00 a.m.-2:15 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday

Location

Emmanuel Episcopal Church
9670 Maidstone Rd
Delaplane, VA

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