Marin School Profile: Hummingbirds' Collaborative School in Novato
Marin Mommies presents a sponsored article from Hummingbirds' Collaborative School in Novato.
Hummingbirds’ Collaborative School is a nonprofit bilingual (English/Spanish) Waldorf-inspired school that emphasizes sensory integration and growth mindset to stimulate the imagination, and develop fine and gross motor skills and executive function. They offer programs for children in preschool through 8th grade, as well as a blended learning home school program for grades K–5.
Hummingbirds' Collaborative School is located at 1990 Novato Blvd in Novato. You can visit them online at www.hummingbirdsschool.org. Our schedule is 7:30 am to 5:30 pm, Monday through Friday (morning and aftercare provided).
We asked them a few questions about their school and curriculum and what parents and students can expect.
What should parents expect from the curriculum at your school?
Parents would observe foundational aspects of Waldorf methods and how we incorporate a multi-sensory approach to every aspect of the curriculum. Within the curriculum, the teacher navigates the subject to support three styles of learning - visual, auditory and kinesthetics. These techniques engage and develop the whole brain, and help develop the daily, weekly, and yearly rhythm of life as a student explores through play, nature and seasonal academic activities.
What precautionary measures are you taking to protect students and staff during the COVID-19 pandemic?
Students will gather in person small cohorts of 12 to two teachers, with temperature checks upon entry and exiting, mask wearing, and cohorts stay together. requirements: 72 hour fever and illness free.
What makes your school unique?
Our unique offerings are structured times for students to experience storytime, participate in educational "circle time", attentively listen to language arts through puppet shows, experience science and math through cooking and nature based activities. Students would experience a rich imaginative language approach to their day.
What does a typical day at your school look like?
A typical day would consist of children fully engaged in their day from morning activities, free indoor play, snack, outdoor play with nature and art, a puppet story, lunch, rest and aftercare activities.
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