What is an Emergent Curriculum?
We recognize children as competent and capable learners, even at a young age.
Our expert teachers are trained to listen carefully to students observations, questions, and ideas and construct learning opportunities for an individual, small group, or, sometimes, the whole class. The environment, although flexible, is not without structure. Emergent curriculum requires teachers to actively seek out and chase the interests of the children. Children construct their own knowledge through a carefully planned curriculum that engages and builds upon the child's current knowledge, allowing teachers to be responsive to the interests of the children and freeing them to construct knowledge together.
At Far Hills, we understand that the child is not alone in developing; rather, the child develops by interacting and developing with others to affirm their capacity to grow and to learn the skills for their ongoing work and those required for the coming year.