This family grouping allows children of different ages, whether or not from the same family, to be in the same group in the same play activity room. Through the intergenerational grouping, the older children will work with the younger, sharing their knowledge and understanding of their world around them. This develops a strong sense of autonomy within the children and is the traditional way of Indigenous people.
With On-the-land learning the children explore, connect and bond with the natural environment around them while learning from and being guided by our Wisdom Keepers and educators. The land becomes the third teacher and the indoors become an extension of our outdoor adventures. This principle helps children to grow their connection to the natural world and beings of creation while in an environment that offers rich dynamic and opportunity.