Boulder Journey School Visit: Day 1



Our first day at Boulder Journey School! We were welcomed by this sign at the door.

The day started with a brief description of the school history and then we toured the 16 different classrooms and 6 outdoor spaces. Next we had lunch and heard presentations from faculty about the flow of the day, documentation, and an evolution of a year long investigation.

We have been able to reflect together as the Children’s Center Staff as well as with the Early Childhood Faculty. Some of our discussions have been about: the center’s physical space, engaging families in the classroom learning, planning, and documentation, making learning visible, and the furthering inclusion of teacher candidates at the center.

Teacher favorite moments

” I love seeing the outdoor spaces and watching the children explore within the outdoor classroom” Ms. Jenna

“I’m enjoying seeing different uses of documentation and spaces within the center and how I can better use both of these as tools of teaching” Ms. B

“I was so inspired by seeing the dedication to the rights of the child by both staff and families alike!” – Ms.  Erica

“I’ve especially enjoyed seeing the classroom environments. The classrooms all felt very homey with the use of natural light and even having a shoe optional policy. ” -Ms. Chelsea

“Children and teachers have the opportunity to move throughout the school space. Whether this is to go visit a sibling or to experience a small group learning activity; there is the chance to have personal experiences. Each child is a respected member of the school.” – Ms. Elizabeth