Teaching Beyond the Square, a non-profit started by Beginnings Nursery School, is dedicated to exploration-based education, by offering workshops, professional development support, and fellowship grants to educators and schools, and programming for children and families.
Our mission is to improve early childhood education for all children, especially in high-risk communities, through long-term collaborative partnerships with schools and centers.
The Goals of Teaching Beyond the Square
· To support educators, at Beginnings and beyond, with formal and informal educational programs and access to educational opportunities.
· To provide career development and training opportunities through a fellowship program for teachers who are interested in pursuing graduate degrees.
· To work with educators from the U.S. and abroad to foster an understanding of our work here at Beginnings and how we have been inspired by the Reggio Emilia philosophy as well as other educational philosophies.
· To use our materials center as a resource for educational and pedagogical experiences.