Social Skills in Elementary

Children in the Lower Elementary plane of development are moving from playing alongside their peers (“parallel play”) to having more interaction with them. There is a greater importance on these relationships and the morality involved in them.

Children are very focused on the right and wrong of social order. The Centre uses a Restitution Process that has the children reflect on their actions, become responsible for their behaviour, the consequences of it and develop peaceful resolutions.

Children in Upper Elementary are highly focused on social skills and a sense of justice. Further independence and responsibility is developed through class meetings and opportunities for community service that lead to practising more-sophisticated leadership skills.