Dorothy Law Nolte, American writer and family counselor, once wrote a poem on child rearing called, “Children Learn What They Live”. This was for a weekly family column for The Torrence Herald, in 1954.
The poem was widely circulated by readers, as well as distributed to millions of new parents by a baby formula company. In 1972, Nolte ensured to copyright the poem, and by 1998 expanded it into a book (co-authored with Rachel Harris) called, “Children Learn What They Live: Parenting to Inspire Values.”
At Royal Academy, the foundation of our value system and how we interact with every child that walks through our doors is embodied in this poem. It is the very core of our foundation. We strongly believe that as a West Brampton Montessori preschool we play a key role in their growth and development. We aim to nurture our children through positive interactions to help lead them in the right direction. We truly understand that “Children Learn What They Live”, and we want our children to have a fun, creative, learning experience, where their strengths are celebrated, daily.