The educational philosophy of Sunrise Preschool recognises the importance of learning respect and love for all. It is called Neo-Humanism. Neo-Humanism expands the underlying spirit of humanism, which is love for fellow beings to encompass love of all the creation as well as a realisation of the interconnectedness of all aspects within it.
One of the goals of Sunrise Preschool is to develop this feeling of interconnectedness and to nurture a sentiment of love and respect for the environment and everything in it. This is accomplished through the application of the principles of Neo-Humanism in the classroom.
- For the children to show concern for other’s distress.
- For the children to show pleasure for other’s happiness.
- For the children to show respect to other cultures and relationships with people, animals, plants as well as inanimate objects.
- For the children to be continually aware of their own self worth and culture.
- For the children to show remorse after harming another.
- For the children to practice conflict resolution through discussion.
- For the children to learn to develop acceptable ways to outlet anger and frustration.
- For the children to try and stop another from harming plants or animals.
- For the children to give answers without fear.
- For the children to negotiate appropriate limits for the room at the beginning of the year in collaboration with the teachers and to take responsibility and ownership of the limits.
- For the children to share with others.
- For the children to wait a turn without a fuss.
- For the children to use language to communicate effectively.
- For the children to become competent in management of their bodies through acquiring basic physical skills, both gross motor and fine motor.
- For the children to become literate individuals who gain satisfaction as well as information for their interaction and play.
- For the children to gain knowledge about the care of their bodies and maintain a desirable level of health and fitness, and exploring yoga exercises and meditation.
- For the children to explore vegetarian diet.
- For the children to wash hands, blow their nose and toilet themselves unaided.
- For the children to extend their self-help skills and independence.
- For the children to take part in decision making process.
- For the children to work in small and large groups, learning to co-operate, to contribute, and to compromise in order to achieve the goal.
- For the children to explore their learning environment to further develop intellectually through play.
- For the children to develop creatively in all facets of their development without adult’s direction or interference.