Little Dolphins by the Sea provides a unique learning experience due to its one of a kind curriculum. The curriculum is rooted in multicultural learning and is implemented through monthly explorations of different cultures and areas around the world such as North America, Europe, Native America, Asia, Africa, India, and Latin America. Through exposure to authentic artifacts, materials, foods, texts, dances, and songs, students have profound cultural encounters, culminating in a school-wide festival where the children share their work with their parents and the larger community.
As we facilitate children’s appreciation of global cultures, we integrate a mindfulness curriculum, helping students explore their autonomy and individuality, exercise self control, discover intrinsic motivations, work with enthusiasm and non-attachment to outcomes, and learn to collaborate with their peers. Through storytelling, we explore universal values, and connect literature to other areas of the curriculum, such as visual art, music, and theater. Each child learns respect for their own and their classmates’ art along the path of their own self-discovery.