A critical part of the Early Childhood experience is fostering children's desire to be their best self while making their world a better place.
With this goal in mind, Canterbury gives Early Childhood students the opportunity to reflect on ethical questions in age-appropriate discussion and activities, and to learn about the roles they can play in sustaining and improving their communities.
Community Service is integrated into the curriculum through collecting food for the Food Bank, earning chicks for Africa, and a mitten and hat tree for inner-city children. Every year, classes may find other opportunities to give back and help to instill a feeling of empathy in our young children.
Mini-Chapel is a monthly activity held in the library. Early Childhood students gather and have a lesson that ties to a moral issue and what it means to do the right thing. Informal lessons are continued in the classroom as part of our Character Education program.