There can be no keener revelation of a society’s soul than the way in which it treats its children.”
-Nelson Mandela, Former President of South Africa
A Mission Driven by Children
Turning Sun School is on a mission to build an inclusive, collaborative community that inspires children to realize their infinite capabilities, explore and appreciate their natural world and local community, and discover the joy of learning. Children are our future. We all want the best for them. But in our haste to prepare them for kindergarten (and the world), we must never tell them how to think. The minute we discourage children from questioning and thinking independently, we stifle the magical qualities they have yet to develop and offer to our world.
At Turning Sun, our collaborative community of educators and families works to instill a love of learning in our students. That means learning together to take risks, fail, make messes, develop incorrect theories, and to feel safe in thinking differently. Different is good. Different is beautiful. Different is essential.
We have found so much generosity and kindness in the Turning Sun community because everyone is truly following where the children lead.”
-Erin, TSS East Lake Parent
A School Is Now A Movement
Over the past decade, Turning Sun has evolved into a movement to improve early childhood programs everywhere. In addition to helping hundreds of students each day explore, learn, and grow, we inspire our families and other schools. With three Atlanta based schools, Turning Sun offers half and full day care between the hours of 8:30am-3:30pm (until 5:30pm at our Tucker & East Lake campuses) for children ages 1 to 5. We are an open, affirming, non-religious program that welcomes all types of families. Our play-based curriculum is inspired by the Reggio Emilia approach. We embrace the natural world and our local community, which means we go outside every day, rain or shine.