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 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.

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 8 Intelligences

This intelligence demonstrates problem solving skills, especially in mathematics and science. Students usually show curiosity on how things work and create order out of chaos by analyzing, grouping and categorizing. Our goal is to encourage logical thinking and reasoning to solve problems that one encounters in real life.  

Students understand the world though traits such as rhythms, patterns or compositions.  We use music as a way to connect with our emotions and identify rhythmic, tone patterns and sounds from musical instruments, humans and the environment.

Rooted in your ability to understand and relate to others, we use verbal and non-verbal communication skills to develop healthy relationships. We focus on understanding other people’s feelings and needs, helping others and developing empathy and coexist in harmony.

Sensitive to the meaning, order and sound of words, this intelligence shows great capacity for words and languages, explanations and allows good articulation through vocabulary. Students usually enjoy reading, writing and stories. We use a form of progressive repetition and explore questions & experiences with children which we revisit throughout their time, developing ideas with increasing depth. 

Our 5 Pillars of Education:

The 8 Intelligences

Number smart. Logistical intelligence: 
This intelligence demonstrates problem solving skills, especially in mathematics and science. Students usually show curiosity on how things work and create order out of chaos by analyzing, grouping and categorizing. Our goal is to encourage logical thinking and reasoning to solve problems that one encounters in real life.  

Sound smart. Musical intelligence: 
Students understand the world though traits such as rhythms, patterns or compositions.  We use music as a way to connect with our emotions and identify rhythmic, tone patterns and sounds from musical instruments, humans and the environment.

People smart. Interpersonal/emotional intelligence: 
Rooted in your ability to understand and relate to others, we use verbal and non-verbal communication skills to develop healthy relationships. We focus on understanding other people’s feelings and needs, helping others and developing empathy and coexist in harmony.

Word smart. Linguistic Intelligence:
Sensitive to the meaning, order and sound of words, this intelligence shows great capacity for words and languages, explanations and allows good articulation through vocabulary. Students usually enjoy reading, writing and stories. We use a form of progressive repetition and explore questions & experiences with children which we revisit throughout their time, developing ideas with increasing depth.