The Goleta Education Foundation is committed to providing an outstanding educational experience for each and every one of our young scholars in the Goleta Valley. For elementary students, educating the whole child – ensuring health, safety, engagement, support, and challenge – is increasingly important to balance the effects of today’s fast-paced, technology-driven world.
Students thrive in outdoor learning environments as their abilities to focus, cooperate, socialize, and gain self-confidence soar. Our school gardens present an incredible opportunity to facilitate educating the whole child while she learns to integrate math, science, art, health, and social studies with the natural world.
Whole child education emphasizes the overall growth and development of a child to achieve success and happiness beyond academic aptitude. Whole child education fosters different learning styles and pathways to knowledge. Through whole child education, a student’s social, emotional, physical, psychological, and academic well-being are equally valued and developed, resulting in aware, well-balanced, happy and secure children.
Please join us as we celebrate educating the whole child and enhancing our outdoor classrooms by making a donation to improve the school gardens at our nine elementary school sites.