A three year age span (from 3 to 6 years of age) in each TMS Children's House creates a community that benefits each child. The community that exists in each classroom supports children to learn to understand and accept the perspective of others. Children are also able to develop friendships based on common interests. Older, more socially advanced and experienced children learn to be role models and mentors for others. They model confidence as they complete tasks independently and they demonstrate care and respect as they aid and support others. In addition to learning these leadership skills, the older children develop patience and experience joy that nurturing others brings. Younger children benefit from the care and aid they receive and the excellent role modeling they observe. Overall, the classroom communities provide excellent opportunities for each child to further his/her social, emotional and ethical development in concert with his/her peers. This early learning is an enormous asset for the ongoing development of skills that are necessary for one to be happy and effective in adult life.
The students in the Children's House also participate in school wide activities to benefit others; for example, food drives, the collection of toys for less fortunate children, and raising funds to build wells in Sierra Leone, to name a few.