Age 3 through 6th Grade
- The school should recognize the child as an individual with individual differences, and an inherent right to develop these differences.
- The school should set up the schedule with freedom to develop these differences. There should be freedom, but freedom with control.
- The school should see to it that the child must be trained to become an independent thinker, to express himself/herself freely and accurately, free of embarrassment or self-consciousness, and to assume responsibility and carry it through to a successful end.
- The school should provide a classroom atmosphere of child-teacher cooperation, as opposed to the teacher-dominated classroom. The teacher should be a source of informed assistance to whom a child can go for direction in his/her search for desired material.
- The school should have teachers sufficiently rich in background to enable them to provide classroom material that will spark a child’s imagination, keep it alive, and encourage each child to want to know more.
- The school should make a child aware of his/her immediate world, his/her place in that environment, and his/her responsibility in global issues.
- The school should cultivate in each child a spirit of courtesy, an appreciation for individual differences, and respect for the opinion of others.
- The school should open a child’s eyes to the wonders of nature, the stars, the universe and the world around them.
- The student must be led to appreciate the beauty in literature and the fine arts and should be encouraged to create any or all of them.
- The child should be made to understand that the so-called tool subjects (reading, writing, and arithmetic) are means of securing the goals toward which one strives and to this end each child must become proficient.