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The Well Curriculum

Planting big ideas
in little people

Local. Healthy. Fun. 


We started with the idea that kids need a big world to explore – one that they can feel physically and emotionally safe in – where their curiosity is nurtured and their imagination is encouraged. Next, we borrowed ideas from some of our most admired philosophies; Home Schooling, Maria Montessori, and Sir Ken Robinson. We also review our lessons alongside the Wisconsin Model Early Learning Standards. In our preschool classrooms, we introduce enrichment learning activities. These are are both teacher-initiated and student-led, because we believe that students learn best when something sparks their interests.

Home School

Home school

Home schooling is such an incredible opportunity for parents to shape the environment that their children learn in. Some of the ideas we take from this form of education are: cultivate what you know about the child and their interests, find a balance of free flow and structure for the day, support traditional subject matter with unconventional experiences.

Maria Montessori

We believe in many of the same values as those of Maria Montessori. We see a lot of value in allowing children to make many of their own decisions regarding their learning and giving them space them as they encounter unfamiliar situations. We work hard to foster independence, self-confidence and self-esteem.

Sir Ken Robinson

An internationally recognized leader in the development of creativity, innovation, and human potential. Ideas we have taken from Sir Ken Robinson: teaching cannot happen without learning, teachers need to own their creative process, and children need a broad-based education.

What We Offer

Why Kids & Their Parent Choose Us