Our Values

Going beyond the practice of love for humans and including all creation

Whole Child Madison County PreSchool


The curriculum in a NHE school addresses the entire development of a child. We work to develop all aspects of a child’s personality including physical health, practical skills, moral integrity, emotional balance, socio- ecological awareness and responsibility, intellectual knowledge, creative expression, empathy, emotional intelligence, intuition, and spiritual understanding.

Universal Love Weaverville County PreSchool


The curriculum nurtures universal love for the entire created world and transmits ethical values through all disciplines. Neohumanist Education fosters respect for all, regardless of culture, religion, race, or nationality. This love and respect is extended to animals and plants and the Earth’s ecosystems. Children learn these principles through lessons, their relationships with other students and teachers, as well as through the practice of meditation.

Yoga Meditation Asheville PreSchool


Yoga and meditation are practiced at the beginning of each day. Yoga exercises help children stretch and relax, which promotes flexibility and health. Meditation helps to calm and concentrate the mind as well as still the body. It frees the mind from both internal and external distractions as the children peacefully center themselves for the day ahead. It also develops the children’s imaginative and intuitional capacities, and fosters a feeling of universal love for the oneness of all of creation.

Our Preschool Teachers Love Teaching


Top priority is given to creating and sustaining a love of learning. The teaching approach is guided by the child’s natural thirst for knowledge and aims to create life-long learners who are capable of applying their knowledge in practical life for the welfare of all. A balance between individual and group instruction is employed. By providing a rich environment and a variety of educational choices, we help children direct, develop, and expand their own interests and unique talents while also addressing their multiple capabilities or intelligences. We emphasize “learning by doing” that integrates “hands-on” activities into real-life experiences. Young children learn best through the medium of games and play. We help sustain their ability to imagine, play, and visualize in many of our activities. In all grades, the arts are central to the learning process as aesthetics provide a joyous momentum for learning and life. Critical thinking is encouraged and freedom from dogmatic or narrow ideas is fostered. Care is taken to create an ideal learning environment.


Children have an innate love for nature. Not only is nature calming, but it is its own classroom. A lot of the themes in our curriculum involve nature and it is amazing to learn in a natural environment. We have a large, natural playground and a vegetable garden. We also are fortunate to have a forested nature trail that opens up to a clearing/play area in the forest. The children see themselves as part of nature and this fosters love and respect for the natural world. They observe and witness the changes of the seasons, local flora, fauna, and wildlife.


An affectionate and respectful relationship between teachers and students is considered key in the free and easy exchange of ideas, optimizing learning. Our teachers model healthy relationships and are a wonderful example of love and security. This important connection between teacher and student early on helps children develop positive teacher relationships throughout their lives.



71 Katuah Dr.
Marshall NC, 28753