La Citadelle’s daycare program seeks for each student to discover their identity, meaning and purpose in life through connections to the community, the natural world, and societal values. Moreover, La Citadelle Daycare aims to inspire in students an intrinsic reverence for life. As well as a passionate love of learning through direct engagement with the surrounding environments.
In essence, holistic education nurtures a sense of wonder in students by fostering collaboration rather than competition. Furthermore, by using real-life experiences, current events, the multiple facets of the arts and other lively sources of knowledge and information, La Citadelle’s teachers kindle a love of learning. By encouraging reflection and questioning rather than passive memorization of facts, teachers harness the “flame of intelligence” that is so much more than abstract problem solving skills. Furthermore, by accommodating differences and refusing to label children, teachers strive to unveil the unique gifts contained within each student’s core self. .
“The highest function of education is to bring about an integrated individual who is capable of dealing with life as a whole.”
The purpose of holistic education is to prepare students to meet all of the challenges of life. As well as academics. In that context, it is important for young people to learn to: