A Collaborative Learning School

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WHAT WE DO

Turning Sun School is a progressive school inspired by the Reggio Emilia approach and place-based education focusing on our local community and natural world. We build our year around seasonal celebrations and class projects following the project approach.

We are an open and affirming program and welcome all families to Turning Sun. Turning Sun School is a non-religious school that welcomes families from various religious and non-religious traditions alike.

We are a half day school for children ages 6 months-5 years old. Our school day hours are from 9am-Noon. Our snacks are vegetarian, simple and whole. Children over 2 years old have the option to stay for our picnic pals program until 1pm.

HAPPENINGS
  • Hello everyone! Spring has arrived! At least officially… There has been much change over the last two months, from snow, to Spring-like days with flowers and trees such as Daffodils, Tulip Trees, Dogwoods and Yoshino Cherry Trees blooming, to days with temperatures familiar to winter. Embracing and being curious about the changes taking place with […]

  • The Krewe of Kids established themselves this week- first learning about Krewes from New Orleans and how Chantelle brought the Krewe of the Grateful Gluttons to Atlanta!

  • Krewes are a New Orleans tradition. A Krewe is a group of friends who host parades and other creative events as gifts to their community. The Krewe of Kids will invent a parade and take it to Decatur Health nursing home on Friday afternoon.

AFFIRMATIONS
  • If a child is to keep alive his inborn sense of wonder, he needs the companionship of at least one adult who can share it, rediscovering with him the joy, excitement, and mystery of the world we live in.

    — Rachel Carson

  • What we want to do is activate within children the desire and will and great pleasure that comes from being the authors of their own learning.

    — Loris Malaguzzi

  • All children are artists. The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up.

    — Pablo Picasso