Our school is the children’s school
This means that the needs of children come first
The focus at the Anchorage Cooperative Preschool, aka ACP, is a child-centered philosophy that incorporates family and community lifestyles and ways of being.
Specific activities emerge from the children’s interests and families’ ideas.
Positive social and emotional interactions are the main focus while academic endeavors are used to enhance the overall experience.
At ACP Families and Children practice
play and exploration by:
being a friend
sharing with others
listening to others
standing up for themselves (to be heard and respected)
negotiating in peaceful ways
increasing attention spans
valuing themselves as individuals and group members
being willing to make mistakes and learn from them
being excited about discovery and learning
trying new things