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Afro- Centric Curriculum + Holistic Practices = Educational Wellness, Balance, Healthy Identity and Academic Excellence
Our programs are designed to meet the needs of both children and families through specific goals and objectives. We focus on building off of the strengths of each child, taking advantage of every teachable moment.
African Centered Approch
An African-centered Education Provides
1. Historical and cultural continuity
2. Development of meaning and purpose in student’s life
3. The ability to transform and interpret information (active meaning making)
4. Development of fictive kinship bonds among members of the community
5. Community and parental expectations for development and maintenance of the society
6. Opportunities to practice what was learned
7. Approval from parents and community
A holistic learning environment is one that nurtures all aspects of students’ learning, including WELLNESS. The environment is safe, supportive, and provides opportunities to help students deal with nonacademic as well as academic factors that impact their learning. T2A incorporates holistic practices and techniques to support children in becoming their greatest self.
In addition to taking our classroom outdoors, we include the following in the learning process:
Mindfulness meditation – Meditation may improve sleep, memory, and attention span; it also helps regulate your emotions.
Yoga – studies show that this ancient mind-body practice can help reduce stress and anxiety, enhance mood, improve balance, flexibility and strength, and even ease chronic pain.
Guided imagery – Research shows that just 10 minutes of guided imagery can strengthen your immune system and foster weight loss, as well as fight depression and fatigue. It can also reduce anxiety
Aromatherapy– Aromatherapy is the use of essential oils (naturally extracted plant materials) to balance, harmonize, and promote the health and healing of your body and mind.
Nutrition – Eating a wide variety of nutritious foods helps mood, attention and learning. Eating regular meals also helps promote good mood and attention.
T2A Preschool and kindergarten programs are designed for children ages 3-6. Our students are exposed to a combination of ECE curriculum models, different environments and grounded cultural learning experiences. We allow them to explore their self-awareness and gain a sense of the world around them. Once they leave our center, they’re fully prepared for the next stage of their young lives.
Youth Elevation Programs
Imagine a world where all girls received the proper love, care, supports and opportunities without judgment and bias. Timbuk2 Academy youth programs guide and support the personal and spiritual well-being of girls and young women. Our unique, innovative programs cultivate knowledge of self and sisterhood, while supporting the individual needs of girls; ensuring she thrives despite challenges .
Family & Community
A community school impacts the entire community! Timbuk2 Academy includes the entire family and the community in the education process. We offer community workshops, parenting classes, family counseling and parter with local organizations to strengthen outcomes.