The Reggio Emilia approach to early childhood education views young children as individuals who are curious about their world and have the powerful potential to learn from all that surrounds them. Educational, psychological, and sociological influences are important factors to consider in understanding children and working to stimulate learning in appropriate ways. Reggio teachers employ strategies such as exposing children to a wide variety of educational opportunities that encourage self-expression, communication, logical thinking, and problem-solving.
We have combined those values with the latest techniques and approaches in child development to support your child’s learning; enabling them to grow and reach their full potential. Our approach is based upon the highly respected and award winning “Reggio Emilia Approach”
Staff play a dual role in the Reggio Emilia environment. Their primary role is to learn alongside children, becoming involved in group learning experiences as a guide and resource. They carefully observe and track the growth of children and the classroom community. They also take time to reflect on what they have learned about themselves and their teaching.
Documentation of the growth of children is another important component of the Reggio Emilia approach. Photos of children at work and play, along with records of their experiences, help staff and parents learn more about what does and does not work for a child. Staff then adjust their approach and their activities accordingly.