Children respond well to knowing the structure and routine of the day, the classroom expectations, and their classroom community. Each of our teachers form an individualized relationship with each child, and we are able to support and encourage them through tricky moments and through their successes.
Children need time to work through the ups and downs of their relationships with their peers. Experiencing the trials and tribulations as well as the euphoria of contented play with a good friend is helpful to understanding how to communicate and cooperate with others. This can sometimes happen without the support of an adult, and sometimes a teacher is needed to step in and facilitate a negotiation.