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Our Guiding Philosophies

Comprehensive and Integrated

By incorporating various aspects from a multitude of research-based early-childhood teaching philosophies, we will encourage an open-ended style of learning which fits the individual child. By utilizing a stimulating outdoor setting, natural loose materials and the work of a variety of committed community partners, we  provide a unique experience unlike any other in Merced County. 

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Playwork 

Views play as an essential need. Introduces flexibility and adaptability into play environments in order to enhance the prospects of children achieving their full potential.

At the Clubhouse,  we protect their play.

Children have the opportunity to decide what, why, where, when, and how they play. Play cues and play frames are protected!

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Reggio Amelia

Values the child as strong, capable and resilient; rich with wonder and knowledge. Uses self-directed, experiential learning in relationship-driven environments.

At the Clubhouse, children are full of potential

We value your child's strength and know how to encourage their growth. Our project based educational experiences are tailored to each child's interests and curiosity.

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Waldorf

Aims to inspire life-long learning in all students and to enable them to fully develop their unique capacities. Music, dance and theater, writing, legends and myths are experienced.

At the Clubhouse, learning is experiential

Encouraging children to develop at their own pace and exposing them to experiences that are creative, expand on critical thinking skills and are confident to take intellectual risks.

Aims to inspire life-long learning in all students and to enable them to fully develop their unique capacities. Music, dance and theater, writing, legends and myths are experienced.

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Outdoors & Nature

Learning occurs in the context of nature and a significant amount of time is spent outdoors. Natural objects are also found inside. Environmental stewardship and learning to acclimate to different seasons is essential.

At the Clubhouse, we instil a love of
the natural world

Our program in outdoors unless weather is extreme. Nature is incorporated into every aspect of our program. We learn to dress for the season, use natural loose parts and manipulate our surroundings to spark creativity.

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Montessori

Emphasizing independence, it views children as naturally eager for knowledge and capable of initiating learning in a sufficiently supportive and well-prepared learning environment.

At the Clubhouse, we encourage indepedance

We encourage children to resolve their own conflicts, problem solve and play their way. 

Copyright 2021 PlayAdventures  - Naomi Sukenik