Lower Core Teachers
Lower Core is comprised of Pre-Kindergarten through Kindergarten/First Grade.
In the Lower Core, Walden's contract system or Independent Work Time is based on the concept that even very young children are able to plan and carry out learning activities. For example, their writing workshops are guided by paper choice, and their math workshops by strategy selection. By helping children become responsible for their own choice of appropriate materials, for use of time and space, and for the completion of self-chosen tasks, Walden Lower Core teachers support the development of the children's confidence and competence.