Acquiring the energy for future learning and survival is not about mastering much knowledge, but learning happily, open minded and natural teaching concept has always been one of the goal of Zhangjiagang Newton Kindergarten. On May 6th 2018, Newton Compass Kindergarten has opened a new natural curriculum, “The Field”. It covers one acre of land. It is the land where our children experience life.
Every little seed has its own season of growth, just like our children have their own growth characteristics. We need to fully understand it before we can grow suitable seedlings and harvest good fruits. Let us follow the children's footsteps to understand the characteristics of the seeds and the process of plant growth!
Our "Field" is open and flexible, and the "curriculum" is ecologically natural. We put children's interests and needs in the first place, emphasize the direct experience of young children, and attach importance to the significance of the activity process to the development of children. In the “Field”, our material preparation is low-structure, allowing children to create enough space to encourage their children to sow, plant, weed, and even remove insects to allow them to experience it and enjoy it. This is the best practice for the phrase "Kindergarten activities should use nature and a big society as the living materials.