“Children are not the people of tomorrow, but are people of today. They have a right to be taken seriously, and to be treated with tenderness and respect. They should be allowed to grow into whoever they were meant to be. 'The unknown person' inside of them is our hope for the future.”
― Janusz Korczak
The K-Way is a pedagogical theory in early childhood inspired by the teachings and philosophy of the Polish-Jewish educator, author, and pediatrician, Janusz Korczak. The K-Way blends values, children’s rights and educational neuroscience to create a learning experience for children that is reflective of their organic brain development and honors children as fully-fledged human beings.
We believe that values and ethics are as important as academics and should be woven into early childhood education. The K-Way is designed to focus on the child; their interests, abilities, desires, and needs. It has been created with the belief that children are people of today. They are human beings, right now, in this moment. They are not people to be designed, but people to be discovered. Too often early childhood education focuses on the people-to-be.
The K-Way focuses on the people that are.
“The word ‘education’ comes from the Latin educere (out of) and ducere (to draw). Education is not just about putting information in. We have forgotten that it, in fact, begins in the child’s heart.”
"A hundred children, a hundred individuals who are people--not people-to-be, not people of tomorrow, but people now, right now--today."