Wornick draws on the Responsive Classroom approach in order to ensure the best possible learning environment for students. The idea behind the Responsive Classroom is that the best learning for children takes places when they are engaged at the right level from both an academical and social-emotional perspective. This key to the approach is leveraging guidance and research from child development and constructivist educators including Dewey, Erickson, Piaget, Gesell, Montessori, and others. In the Responsive Classroom, teachers utilize a set of practices that develop academic and social-emotional skills and interweaves with many other programs. Typically Wornick students develop their own set of rules for their classrooms, enjoy a morning meeting each day, and learn through guided discovery. Students benefit from these and many other best practices as a result of Wornick adopting the Responsive Classroom and its proven methodology.