THE HARMONY APPROACH
Play + Connection + Confident Leadership = HARMONY
When children initiate play, they cultivate curiosity and inquisitiveness—the foundation for lifelong learning. Through play, children fulfill their inherent desire to engage in experiences based on their individual interests, strengths, and developing skills.
The Harmony Approach is a one-of-a-kind, delicately balanced formula of natural and independent play-based learning, one-on-one reconnection (when we spot an attention span beginning to shift), and confident leadership (to gently yet firmly maintain authority within each group of children). Whereas other early childhood settings can become loud and chaotic, our method—led by our expertly trained teaching staff—nurtures development and learning while maintaining calm, order, peace…harmony.
Creating an atmosphere conducive to cultivating innate play-driven behaviors is an exacting, intentional, critical process. At Harmony, our environment is as important to your child’s development as our teachers. That’s why we spend up to an hour outdoors with our Preschoolers every day, allowing them to explore their natural surroundings. It’s why the play and learning objects you find at Harmony appear basic—no push-button sounds or flashing lights.
Our carefully curated collection of open-ended play materials empowers your child to create the ideas, direction, and stories of their play. This, in turn, fosters confidence, responsibility, motivated learning, emotional self-regulation and impulse control—those all-important skills which allow your feisty toddler or preschooler to stop themselves from engaging in “challenging” behavior.
Harmony Natural Learning Center is an environment deliberately removed from the electronic distractions of modern life. By cutting through the overstimulating audio and visual noise, babies, toddlers, and preschoolers at Harmony are given the space to develop independent play—perhaps early childhood’s most undervalued yet vital skill, as it cultivates concentration and attention span and is a critical determinant of future academic learning success. The sooner you begin nurturing these skills, the better result you’ll see—it’s why we offer play-based opportunities starting in infancy.
Featuring teacher-to-student ratios unrivaled in greater Newburyport, The Harmony Approach is built on years of professional experience encompassing early childhood, pediatric, and parent education environments. Our educators adeptly inspire and support natural play, nurture self-regulation (a particular specialty of ours), and care for your children with loving leadership. They are empowered to recognize spontaneous teachable moments and adjust the environment and routine—customizing each experience to the needs and interests of each individual group of children.