_ One of the great things about learning at In Nurturing Hands School is the rhythmic quality of our curriculum. Activities flow naturally from one to the other, following daily, weekly, and seasonal cycles. These rhythms promote our students' well-being and support them in their emotional and intellectual development.
_ An established routine in the day's activities builds security in children by providing them with well-managed and fulfilling expectations. Students become aware of the friendly rhythm of the school day by being active in the daily tasks of play, academics, eating, and cleanup.
_ At our school, we try to instill a reverent appreciation for life, nature, and each other. These qualities are cultivated through learning experiences that educate both our students' minds and hearts as well. Students are taught the simple lessons of etiquette, sharing, and respect for animals, insects, and others.
_Play provides a valuable learning space where children can explore their imaginations, develop social skills, and engage themselves in inherently meaningful ways that bring order, creativity, and beauty into the world. Free play is a quintessential part of our curriculum. Our students play with toys, play stands, and games made from natural, raw materials, such as cotton, beeswax, silk, wood, and wool.
_ Our students are continually involved in educational activities that enrich their minds and stimulate their senses. Children participate in the simple crafts of weaving, finger knitting, carpentry, and pottery while also partaking in weekly activities, such as music, painting, drawing, organic gardening, and baking of bread.
Snack & Lunch
_The preparation and consumption of rich and wholesome food is a central element to our curriculum. Our children participate in the preparation, presentation, and, above all, consumption of school meals. Parents and faculty contribute organic fruits and other food items to our morning snack and afternoon lunch. Afterwards, students help in the tidying of their meal area by washing and drying their dishes, cleaning, and sweeping.
_Our curriculum offers students the chance to witness and experience nature through lively excursions outdoors. Children join their teacher and classmates in nature walks, gardening, and sandbox play.
_ Throughout the academic year, our school hosts a variety of events that celebrate the seasons as well as the special moments in our students' lives. Our loving students, parents, and volunteers make these events special by contributing their time, effort, and creativity towards the preparation and presentation of school celebrations. Some of the events our students look forward to every year are Lanternfest, the Advent Spiral, and Festival of Tents. In all of these, parents, as well as current and former students, participate.