Our curriculum, guided by the Core Principles of Public Waldorf Education, focuses on developing the child’s active will, and supports clear and independent thinking. SCCCS is committed to contributing to the healthy growth of the whole child at each stage of development. Our TK and Kindergarten teachers will exemplify for students a model of an engaged and energized individual, inspiring them to become active in class participation. From first grade and on, the imagination is stimulated and developed in stages to provide an evolutionary momentum for abstract thinking.
Expression, empathy and empowerment
Based on the work of Howard Gardner, each student should have the opportunity to develop multiple knowledge domains in order to become a well-rounded, successful person. These 9 domains, referred to by Gardener as Multiple Intelligences, are: linguistic, logic-mathematical, musical, visual-spatial, bodily/kinesthetic, interpersonal, intrapersonal, naturalistic, and existential. We believe Public Waldorf Education addresses all of these intelligences and that an effective approach begins with an inner vision of the child’s needs.
Our approach, guided by the Core Principles of Public Waldorf Education, ensures that the arts are fully integrated throughout the curriculum. Students use high quality art materials such as beeswax crayons and other natural materials to provide a deeper connection to the earth and our history. Students explore visual and performing arts, painting, drawing, drama, singing, and instrumental music to enrich and enliven learning throughout the day. Additionally, recent research shows that students who study the Arts consistently perform better in academic pursuits.
The three C's of "Hardiness"
At Sycamore Creek Community Charter we believe in fostering the concept of "hardiness" in our students. This prepares them to persevere through adversity as they pursue their interests and goals. The three C's stand for...
People who are high in commitment have an understanding that they are part of a larger purpose. They find more meaning in their work, are more focused on the process than the goal, and are able to look at obstacles as minor setbacks rather than major roadblocks.
People who have a sense control can take charge of a situation and feel they have an amount of influence over its outcome. They also understand what lies outside their control which allows greater focus of their energy. Hardy individuals tend to be less distracted, more apt to complete their goals, and happier in the process.
Students with hardiness enjoy challenge. To them, mistakes are cause for learning, losses are preludes to winning, and weaknesses create opportunities for personal growth. This optimistic, attitude about self, the world, and the interaction between the two encourages higher levels of motivation and easier adaptability to change.
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