The famous African proverb says ‘it takes a village to raise a child’.
We believe that it is not enough to just have any kind of a village. What we say is that “It takes a GREAT village to raise a child WELL”. At Colina Learning Center, we are setting out to create this ‘GREAT village’ by using group and organizational learning practices as well as community development practices.
Colina Learning Center welcomes the whole family and encourages a multi-generational community. Adults are involved in preparing and leading ‘expeditions’ for both children and other parents. Families can participate in many school activities, but also lead learning and share expertise on fascinating topics ranging from building a mindfulness practice to starting a business.
We also involve parents as co-creators of our learning model. The first families to join us will contribute to the development of our curriculum through active participation and ongoing feedback and suggestions.