In classrooms at The Neighborhood School, we, the teachers, endeavor to create an atmosphere of stimulation, opportunity, and discovery through child's interests and curriculum planning. This plan provides an approach to see each child as a whole person, to develop the child's social, emotional, intellectual, language, and physical development. We view children as strong capable individuals who can expand their knowledge through interaction with materials and others. readiness skills in these areas are fosters as the child plays and works with other children. readiness happens at different stages and at different times, each child at his/her own pace. therefore, we plan developmentally appropriate experiences. we provide a wide range of activities which open doors for a child to grow in all ways.