O u r  Core Values

CARE For All People.

We include and respect our human family from all backgrounds, abilities, and ages. Come as you are. Be who you are. 

CARE For The Planet.

We see ourselves as part of the ecosystem – developing a relationship to nature to learn, grow, and protect the environment for future generations.

WE Share.

We give back to the people and planet what we take. Openly sharing resources, skills, and our love. 

WE Play.

We have fun with all that we do, every step of the way. Enjoy the process and the adventure

WE Listen.

We listen to the innate wisdom of children, to nature, to each other, and to ourselves.

Orienting to Natural Cycles

We draw from Jon Young's 8 shields model to orient our day to human natural learning cycles. The 8 Shields moves throughout the 8 directions of learning. This provides our rhythm and daily routine.

8 Shields

Daily Routine

North: Close

 

Northeast: Open

East: Inspire

Southeast:

Activate

South:

Focus

Southwest:

Take a Break

West:

Gather

and Share

Northwest: Reflect

Closing Circle

Welcome

Circle

Interactive

Story of the Day

(Introduce Theme)

Game /

Sensory Activity

Explore Activity

(Project)

Free Play

Social /

Collaborative

Group Time

What we learned,

What we are

thankful for

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 The Kiva Center 501c(3)

2015