We at Big and Tiny believe that experience is the best way to learn, and that a well-rounded education involves more than learning numbers, letters, and colors. We want to help your young child build a strong, holistic foundation for their lifetime of learning, one that is led by their own curiosity, self-confidence, and understanding of their personal passions and strengths.
Our reinvented curriculum
Our reinvented curriculum is founded upon psychologist Howard Gardner’s concept of multiple intelligences. What does this mean for your little one? This means that the Big and Tiny School will provide the opportunity for your child to exercise each particular intelligence they hold inside—logical, musical, emotional, linguistic, natural, visual, physical, and intrapersonal—every single day, granting them the confidence they deserve to grow about their lives.
Grow with purpose
Regardless if your child is an infant, toddler, or preschooler, your child will develop the skill sets to think independently, creatively, and curiously. They will learn self-determination, self-motivation, organization, and compassion for others and themselves.
The 5 pillars of Big and Tiny
Because every child is unique and has individual needs and interests, there is no “one model fits all”. The role of the teacher is to inspire and engage children by initiating conversation leading with new knowledge and ideas. We believe in a model for education which empowers learners to make informed decisions and be actively engaged in driving their own learning.
Family plays a crucial role in a child’s development – and Big and Tiny is a place for families to come together. We encourage families be involved in their children’s learning experience, offering opportunities for you to engage with many of the activities your little one takes part in, as well as offering additional resources and workshops to continually reflect as a community on how we raise children in today’s world.
At Big and Tiny we implement a “Project Approach” which enables teachers to guide children through in-depth studies of real world topics engaging them in meaningful and authentic learning experiences. We believe that children learn by making their own choices and correcting their own mistakes. Field trips and special guests play an important role in the program.
We at Big and Tiny understand that exposure to diverse voices is an integral part of developing a compassionate, tolerant, and well-rounded worldview. For this reason we will be introducing our Immersion Spanish program, led by native Spanish-speaking educators who aside from the new curriculum will also incorporate stories and discussions rooted in various cultures and traditions.
Community and Social Focused
We focus on respecting the unique individuality of each child and on cultivating respect for others, the community and the environment. Community based projects are incorporated as part of the curriculum.