WILD SPIRIT EDUCATION'S

Mission & Vision

At Wild Spirit Education, we believe that it is through hands-on activities and research that children learn best. It is the director's role to provide quality, interesting, and stimulating materials and equipment to facilitate this. We provide materials that meet a range of developmental levels. This creates an environment for each child to grow and learn at their own rate because each child is different and therefore grows and learns in their own unique way.

OUR PHILOSOPHY

Learning in Different Ways

At Wild Spirit Education, we believe that it is through hands-on activities and research that children learn best. It is the director’s role to provide quality, interesting, and stimulating materials and equipment to facilitate this. We provide materials that meet a range of developmental levels. This creates an environment for each child to grow and learn at their own rate because each child is different and therefore grows and learns in their own unique way.
A lot of our programming occurs at the moment, taking advantage of simple everyday learning opportunities.

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We strive to keep the focus on the children’s interests and take cues from them when planning lessons. For this reason, we do not focus on “themes”, but rather follow the seasons of Mother Nature and take lessons from the world around us.

Wild Spirit Education now offers programs for toddlers all the way up to grade 9. Grade 10 - 12 coming soon!

 
 
THE MONTESSORI APPROACH

Sparking Natural Curiousity

The Montessori approach aims to nurture and develop a child’s innate desire and ability to learn. By pursuing individual interests in a loving and orderly environment, each child can work freely with stimulating and self-correcting materials. Our students interact in a community atmosphere, learning to respect and care for one another. Older children are encouraged to set the example and help the younger ones, which in turn encourages a sense of pride and independence.

We strive to develop responsible, peaceful and nurturing young minds with confidence, self-esteem, and respect for others. Our graduates are self-motivated, intellectually curious individuals who love to learn.

 

Dr. Maria Montessori created an extensive array of materials in which children can manipulate, discover and enjoy the learning experience. Children learn to be curious, to experiment, and to be creative. The Montessori environment encourages a child’s independence, importance to their community, and love the journey of learning.

 
HEAD OF SCHOOL

Meet Christa Nelson

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After a decade of teaching, Christa saw a need for a different educational experience, both personally for her children and for other families. In 2012, Monkey Adventures started in her own home offering a Montessori style preschool and kindergarten which then evolved into Wild Spirit Education in 2017.

Christa considers her school the 'modern-day one-room schoolhouse" which is completely by design. The philosophy constantly changes and evolves based on the needs of the students. Wild Spirit Education provides an educational experience that can help kids to burn more energy and become more focused on learning. In 2019, Christa completed her Nature School practitioner training and has incorporated the use of outdoor spaces and nature into the curriculum with learning outdoors all year round. With the combination of a Montessori learning style mixed in with the fresh air of the outdoors, students are sure to thrive in Wild Spirit's educational environment. 

Christa's staff continues to grow each year. Get acquainted with our current staff here at Wild Spirit Education.