Your Child Is in Great Hands
Reggio Learning Approach
Our philosophy has been inspired by the schools of Reggio Emilia in Italy; viewing children as incredibly creative and capable of complex learning through the “power of play” making personal choices and building relationships; using childhood interest, family involvement, collaboration, and community as a framework for planning and learning.
To provide high quality early care and education.
To help each child and adult achieve their full potential.
To promote the dignity, worth, and uniqueness of each individual.
To foster respect and understanding for cultural diversity.
To build strong foundations for lifetime learning.
about Reggio learning
The Image of the Child
We view every child as strong, capable, independent, curious, and full of imagination. We empower children to think, question, investigate, explore, and help navigate the journey of learning.
Teachers observe and document the interactions, discussions, and fascinations of children. By developing learning opportunities from these observations, the curriculum "emerges" from children's interests and ideas
Our educators deliver this emergent curriculum through project work, which allows children to explore these areas of interest in detail. Teachers are thinking about introducing a broad range of opportunities, from art to music to early language, math, science, and nature experiences, in support of the project. By exploring projects of children's interest in great detail, children are excited by the learning process. This enthusiasm fort knowledge, combined with the ability to experience project work in detail, will foster a predisposition for "life-long" learning.
The Role of the Teacher
The teacher is viewed as a partner in learning with the children. By listening, observing, and documenting children's work, the teacher is equipped to guide children's learning experiences and co-construct knowledge.
The Role of the Environment
The environment of the school, indoors and outdoors, is viewed as the "third teacher". The environment should be a reflection of the children, teachers and families who live and learn there. It should be thoughtful, imaginative, enticing, and respect the image of the child.
Learning takes place not just within the school, but also at home and throughout the community. We encourage parents to participate in project work, special events, and the daily life of the school. We seek an integrated learning community, where teachers, parents, and administrators work together to meet the needs of the children.
By documenting the children's work through photographs, written word, and displays, teachers tell the story of the children's early childhood experiences. Every child has their own portfolio online, consisting of artwork, photographs, learning stories, information related to developmental milestones, and more. Lesson plans or forecasts, project boards, and posting of "Daily Happenings" explain the work of the children and communicate the life of the school to the community at large.