Updated 2020-01-28

Explora ALC

An Agile Learning Center in the form of a kindergarten for children between 2 and 6, an after-school for kids from 7 and up, and a center for unschooling families.
Rebecka Koritz founder
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(+52) 195-1157-0806
Address: Camino a la Cruz s/n
City: Puerto Escondido
State: Oaxaca
Postal Code: 71983
Country: Mexico

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 – All our children are in charge of their own activities: what they want to do and when and how. We provide the setting for them to explore freely and to take the initatives they want.
  2. Freedom – Our children have the freedom to explore what they want during the day, which means most of the day is dedicated to free play. The adults give a maximum of support with a minimum of interference. There are no mandatory activities.
  3. Access to Tools – Our kids have access to materials and tools that they need in order to learn how to deal with life. That includes playing with riskier things like matches (how to make a fire) and machetes.
  4. Nonjudgmental Support – As facilitators we constantly work on creating a conscious culture together with the children. We want everyone to develop authentic relationships in order to feel emotionally safe.
  5. Age Mixing – We mix kids form ages 2 to 6 in the kindergarten, and in the after-school from 7 and up. In the family community we mix all ages.
  6. Healthy Community – Children are also persons, and we treat them as such. They all hace the right to be heard and listened to - however young they might be.

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