We believe that the child is at work developing a sense of self in relationship to the world in which he or she lives. Parents guide and interpret the culture in which each child grows. The TCC staff support the child in this exploration of self within a dynamic relationship with the child, the parents and the community.
The rights of the children at TCC are to live in beauty and order and in connection with the natural world. Children have the right to feel physically, spiritually and mentally secure and nurtured. Children have the right to freely explore divergent interests.
Children need to see that their parents and teachers are involved in a respectful conversation about their development: spiritual, physical, cognitive, social and emotional. They are encouraged to join in this interchange and to feel supported by their parents, peers and teachers as they explore their own identities through our curriculum.