BKI CORE VALUE: prevent the "I-Give-up" Habit and Open the door to wonder...
Let me explain to you what is broken with the world and why BKI is in business to fix it.
Just ask yourself “What is a child?”
If we are what we think, then a child, just like a parent, is the sum of all their thoughts.
Thoughts. Just like an adult mind a child’s mind is full of thoughts. But life is much simpler in a young child’s reality. Thoughts flow like a river of dreams and the heart is always full of hope. But sometimes along the way kids get lost, as they grow the nature of these thoughts may begin to fade, their dreams may become distant memories, and by the time they are adults the world for more than a few may be a seemingly complex, perhaps meaningless reality. Just one glance at the internet news today will confirm this.
Why is this the story for so many children, once carefree? How are we failing our children?
The very nature of childhood is sacred. As parents we must come to realize that the seemingly insignificant ways we live our daily lives does make a big difference in how we influence our children. In doing so we must come to know ourselves at the deepest level in order to give our children a healthy and balanced life. If we live everyday as best we can and openly and positively accept life as it is, our children will in most cases follow our example.
Unfortunately however, a great deal of parents today continue to misunderstand the above quote to mean that we should all be cramming information into our children's heads at an early age. In fact, in a world of information overload, it means just the opposite, that we should strongly be considering the importance of inspiration, will power, character and the creativity of our child as great strengths to be built upon...
So What determines a child's fortunate life?
With out a doubt it is to love and be loved. As following our dreams is simply an expression of this we must understand the consequences of action and inaction.The answer, ingrained as habit, opens the door to a higher destiny. Right here, in the habitual domain, is the junction where all children succeed or fail along their journey to adulthood. We must all come to understand that the only way we can impact this life is through the repeated habitual actions that we take on our thoughts and ideas. In our child's case certainly as life unfolds, and as parents particularly in relation to childcare. We are what we think, all that we are arises with our thoughts, and with our thoughts we make the world.
As parents it is largely our thoughts that make our child's world, but the home environment is not the only place a child learns...
School Should be A Magical Supportive Place
All schools should see children for the great potential that they possess, but for a long time this has not always been the case. It was the Industrial Revolution that still shapes the education industry today, encouraging us to take misguided attitudes and separating the heart from the head in order to churn out factory workers. Now we are seeing toxic results reflected in many aspects of societies, both in Japan and around the world.
- However, this view of the child, childhood, and the adult agendas behind the reasons for “educating” children are now changing.
- While rules and the needs of the group will always be important, we need less emphasis on forcing information into our children's heads and more focus on creativity, will power and character.
- Children today need these keys to self autonomy and self direction more than ever.
The care of a young child is not an intellectual exercise. Your child is nature herself. What better way to act in harmony and effortlessly give her the keys to knowledge, than through the natural world of PLAY.
Uniquely positioned, BKI Preschool is in business to right these wrongs of childhood and give back to you and your child the key to unlocking their dreams.
OUR CORE VALUE
Our Core Value, for both parents, children and staff, is to repeat to all involved that personal meaning is found most powerfully through habitual action. That the world will only move for those who consistently act on their creative thoughts and ideas, and that the more children, parents, and staff do this, the more meaningful and balanced their life will become. If it comes from the Heart, don't just think about it, Act on it. In other words, as you continue to grow together, preserve and nurture your ability to play. With your spouse, with your parents, with your child and with your dreams. A constant state of play is what keeps all of us truly alive. When we slow down, stop struggling, and start playing, we break the "I give up" habit with intuition and inspiration. Everything then falls into alignment, the head and the heart acts as one and the resulting balance backs your life with astounding energy.
This is not just fancy rhetoric, this lies at the very heart of what BKI believes.
Then why is it that BKI is so driven to fix this problem? What Qualifies them?
Come and join in the fun with people who know...
Of course even play still takes commitment, at least until that commitment has had enough time to become a habit. As this is the very nature of the problem, it is no coincidence that it's also the personal story of the owners twenty eight year struggle with entrepreneurship. Thus it is very deeply engrained in the psyche of both the directors and the BKI team.
It is rare to find qualified educators with such a deep entrepreneurial history, but for those who have struggled for so long in the field of education and have made their dreams come true in the process, there is a strong urge, an ever increasing need, to complete the cycle by giving back to others. For years we dreamed of having a school just like the BKI that stands before you today. It didn't manifest itself by rushing. Day by day, we took one small step at a time. Our reality is now testimony to our beliefs.
What we all need now more than anything, is a life filled with meaning and purpose. Fulfilled dreams have that power. Let us transfer to the subconscious mind of your child, through our constant repetition of self-inspired projects, the same BKI entrepreneurial spark, wrapped up in our Core Value, that has kept the dreams of its founders alive until they were fully realized.
The Industrial Mode of schooling has already programmed us to be purposeful and effortful rather than playful, and this is undoubtedly useful, but we must all finally come to realize that in doing so, we have neglected intuitive areas of knowing that are vital for the human spirit...
There are some things that only a parent can know.
One small step can change a life...
Your child will be in front of a desk soon enough.
May they live for one hundred years,
and still have a sparkle in their eye...
Rob Mathews and Kumiko Tajima (Directors, Owners, and Qualified Child Care Providers since 2003, Parents since 2002, Artistic & Creative Entrepreneurs since 1990).