Every child is a different type of FLOWER, and all together, make this world a beautiful GARDEN.
"Even a 1,000-mile journey starts with a single step" Lao Tzu
The Art of Wisdom feels the two greatest words in our world are ‘Intention’ and ‘Connection’. Our inspiration for lessons begin with the Tao Te Ching philosophy. As child advocates, we emphasize that our center facilitates a compassionate, loving, and inspiring cooperative, joyful environment. Our center offers a humanistic, constructive, and mindful program for the "whole child," inspired not only by the Tao Te Ching, but also by other forward-thinking philosophers, including Eckhart Tolle and Mahatma Gandhi who encourages us to ‘question everything'.
Our center is community based, offering not only nursery programs but also year-round enrichment classes for children K-6th, daily summer enrichment classes for students of all ages (K-12), and adult enrichment programs. The staff at The Art of Wisdom are all grounded in the same philosophy — gentle, loving communication, and mindfulness.
We follow the most current practices in Early Childhood Education: we embrace and nurture the ‘Whole Child,’ and allow each child to learn at his or her own pace. We believe an environment that provides children with the elements listed above is best suited for every child. Any person feels good in an environment that empowers them. Most importantly, we believe that each child is born with at least one special gift, and as teachers it is our job to recognize that gift and help the child to hone in and develop their gift as it emerges. Entering the child’s world right where they are and making learning exciting and fun.
Our programs are art based. We integrate core milestones of reading, writing, math and science with all mediums of art, music, drama, dance, yoga, and meditation. Our classes never feel like 'work,' as we believe in learning through play.
Our center explores ideas and inspires actions beyond our four walls. Our children make beautiful unique pieces of art from recycled everyday items. The child learns to be conscious of the world we live in with the freedom of imagination and creation. These are the first steps of innovation and invention.
We sing and dance. We garden, we discover bugs and nature. We paint and we get messy. Sometimes we laugh, and sometimes we cry. We go with the flow and we believe that every moment is a lesson. We are always fully aware of the words we use, and the energy we project. We teach our children that we never touch anyone so lightly that we don’t leave a trace.
We are a Conscious Community Children's center. We are TAOW.