One World Project, a community grows in Brooklyn.
One World Project (OWP) was born in 2012 with the aim of promoting cultural understanding and environmental sustainability through meaningful community, after school, camp, and early childhood education programs.
Care through cultural awareness and environmental sustainability
Cultivate understanding through multilingualism
Create opportunities to explore, discover, and build friendships
We believe all people have rights and responsibilities associated with living in an interconnected, global world of immense diversity. Our goal is to increase compassion, promote equality, and mutual understanding between people and with our natural environment.
1. We Focus on Social and Emotional Development
Foster Empathy and Cooperation
Appreciate diversity to value what is human in us all
Learn to respect the rights of others
Aim to solve problems peacefully
2. We learn by Doing. Through Real Experiences.
Intentionally design classrooms and select materials
Create invitation to explore and discover
Nurture authentic experiences through free and structured play and provide ample moments of learning
3. We use gradual language immersion
Visual references to support comprehension
Routines and repetition to bolster vocabulary
Teachers paraphrase and self talk to enhance language development
4. Capturing Interests and Understanding Motivations
Build partnerships with OWP families to better understand interests and motivations
Align curriculum to what children love to do