“Education is a journey, not a race.” - Rudolf Steiner
“Education is not preparation for life; education is life itself.” - John Dewey
These two quotes are my inspiration as an educator. I believe that all children need an educational space where they can feel ownership, have their thoughts heard, and their ideas respected. Our preschool is a Reggio Emelia inspired preschool - that means we create our preschool curriculum with the basic idea that “all children are protagonists in their learning experience.” When you walk into our preschool, you will often see the teachers actively listening to the students; writing observations in a large binder; listening to the connections the children make; documenting the important learning that is happening through play, or trial and error with a toy. Each child learns in his or her own way. I feel it is my job to help each child be an intrinsically motivated learner, actively seeking knowledge. That, to me, is a Kazoo School kid.
I am a Kazoo School kid. My brother entered Kazoo School halfway through his Kindergarten year - the year of my birth. My earliest memories are of the Kazoo School Community. My mom and stepdad met through Kazoo School. I have found in my life that all roads lead back, not to Rome, but to Kazoo School.
The best gift I have been able to give my own two children is a Kazoo School education. My son, Colby is currently an eighth grader. That means he will graduate in June and move into high school, a transition all Kazoo kids have to eventually make. But he is a Kazoo School kid, and will be fine. My daughter, Kendall, is currently a sixth grader. Her first year was also the first year of the Kazoo School Preschool. Many of her classmates began their career at Kazoo as preschoolers.
Kazoo School is a wonderful place for families to grow and learn. Enjoy the journey!