“Our mission is to ignite the creativity of our students and guide them toward a lifetime of achievement, citizenship and discovery.”
We believe that creative expression is a basic human need. We are dedicated to connecting children with their ability to create and to express themselves. By helping them access their innate creativity and expression, we believe children will become intrinsically motivated to learn and more fully engaged in life.
At the core of Eldorado Emerson is a belief in the partnership between family and school in the endeavor to raise children. We help our students flourish by providing opportunities for deep human connections to permeate all aspects of their lives. Our educational approach — summed up by our founder, Dr. Glory Ludwick, as “Be kind to everyone” — supports children in practicing cooperation, leadership, mentoring, listening, personal integrity, valuing differences, and respecting the rights of others. We help foster the social skills our students will need throughout their entire lives.
We strive to provide a school setting with talented, qualified, engaging, competent and caring teachers who recognize each student’s individuality and stage of development. Teachers are selected for their ability to relate to students in a warm, supportive manner. Our classrooms provide an enhanced learning environment in a small group setting. Students are encouraged to learn at their own pace as they move from one level to the next. Our experienced teachers motivate students toward a high level of academic success.
We believe that global citizens in the 21st Century have an unprecedented responsibility to balance necessary change with respect for traditions. From their connection to the environment to their relationships to different cultures, our students are given opportunities to discover who they are and recognize other perspectives, building a strong connection to self and others. They connect with nature and explore how our planet’s ecosystems affect us and how humans influence them.
Children learn, develop, and perceive the world in different ways. We believe students should be supported accordingly. We carefully observe and assess each child’s individual interests and needs, then use this information to guide our teaching. Because we know that learning comes most naturally when driven by student’s interests, we adapt instruction to the learning styles of each child, while mindful of our shared goals. Learning subject matter from different perspectives supports the cognitive development of each child’s brain, and helps them become more flexible and critical thinkers.
Children experience some of their most important learning through play. We believe that joy and engagement increase the possibilities for learning and creativity, and are needed for rigorous and meaningful educational experiences. The value of play is an integral part of our program. At Eldorado Emerson, play is one of the ways children express themselves, process new topics and ideas, and form relationships.
It is critical for children to develop a sense of self, which we believe involves understanding their own learning processes, social skills, and strategies for well being. We support children to become aware of how their bodies and thought processes impact their personal sense of healthiness. We help them to be open-minded, reflective, curious, and balanced. Our aim is to instill a passion for personal growth and wellness that lasts a lifetime.