Learning by Doing

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Pacific Oaks Children’s School recognizes that children learn best through direct experience. We practice a progressive philosophy by providing abundant opportunities for experiential learning—an active process that arises out of interactions among children, adults, and materials.

At the core of our programs, self-directed play and exploration of materials allow for cooperative social interaction and support children’s construction of knowledge about the world around them. Children are encouraged to contribute to their experience by making choices that will guide the day’s activities, as opposed to only following teacher-directed projects.