Our Philosophy

At Rocky Mountain, our philosophy is rooted in the teachings of our past directors. In particular, Effie Kurlioff, who was director of the Rocky Mountain Morning Program for many years, had a deep impact on the ways we interact with the children and handle conflict resolution.

Her unique way of being with the children was documented in “The Tricycle Solution,” a short documentary by Marcia Jarmel and Ken Schneider. The documentary is free to watch below.

The Tricycle Solution: Teachable Moments for Parents and Preschoolers

The Tricycle Solution was filmed at Rocky Mountain in 1999, and features Effie Kurlioff as director of the morning program. A film by Marcia Jarmel and Ken Schneider. Copyright 2001 Rocky Mountain Participation Nursery School.