Updated 2018-06-09

Dat School  (startup)

A full-time learning center for children age 5-12. Part of ALC network.
Marion Martin founder
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(+1) 5047226315
2231 Arts street
New Orleans, LA  70117
United States

SDE Optimizing Conditions

ASDE surveys all SDE communities/programs about how they provide, enhance, or align with each of the Six Optimizing Conditions for young people to succeed in SDE.  Survey answers:
  1. Responsibility – Children are in charge of their learning. They plan, make decisions, reflect and share what they've learned.
  2. Freedom – Children are free to decide what, when, how and with whom to learn. The staff is there to facilitate and offer activities.
  3. Access to Tools – We provide construction tools, materials, kitchen utensils and computers.
  4. Nonjudgmental Support – We do not have grades or testing. Adults are facilitators: they help children in their activities and they act as role models.
  5. Age Mixing – We currently welcome children age 5-12. They all participate in the meetings and are free to take part in any activity, no matter their age.
  6. Healthy Community – Children and staff members collaboratively build the weekly schedule. New ideas and problem solving are discussed more formally during meetings.

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