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The Philosophy

The Reggio Emilia Approach​ was developed to provide a unique approach to early childhood learning and education. First originating in Reggio Emilia, Italy, this way of teaching has been adopted throughout schools all over the United States. The philosophy focuses on how children learn through play and their environment includes primary care givers, parents and families. Learn more about Reggio Emilia Approach

Drawing Time

Image of the Child

In Reggio Emilia, there is a phrase, “image of the child.” It’s what we believe about children and is at the center of my work. I believe that all children are capable, competent, and creative.

100 Languages

In Reggio Emilia, “100 languages” refers to the fact that children learn in many different ways, and it’s important to offer multiple opportunities for children to show what they know. It might be through reading, writing, creating a sculpture, painting, or hiking. Having various ways to create and construct offers children multiple ways to learn.

Playing in Sand
Diverse Kindergarten

Environment as the Third Teacher

How does your environment reflect all learners? How does it invoke wonder, beauty, and engagement so that the children feel excited to enter? In Reggio Emilia, “environment as the third teacher” is an idea that allows us to think critically about how we are setting up the environment so that all children can learn.

Family as Partner

We cannot be a school without our families. It’s important to value the relationships with families. To be able to know the child well and share that with families makes them feel seen and valued. Reggio Emilia parent involvement is key in encouraging well-rounded learning and positive child development. 

Kids in Preschool
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