The Reggio Emilia approach focuses on the image of the child and learning through hands-on experiences.  Our emergent curriculum is guided by the child's inner desires.

Environment
Environment

We strive to provide a physical environment that is nurturing and inviting for everyone. Our center uses natural light, plants, family photographs and framed children’s artwork to create a home-like environment. We incorporate natural materials such as wooden furniture, woven baskets, rugs, and light window coverings to convey a sense of calmness while still paying thoughtful attention to create an environment that motivates children and enhances their curiosity and imagination.

Our view of the child
Our view of the child

The philosophy of Reggio Emilia promotes the image of children as strong beings, capable of building relationships, constructing their own theories, and structuring their own learning. Our Reggio-inspired programs promote this image of children by providing an environment rich with outlets for expression, resources for exploration, and opportunities for interactions with others.

Variety of Resources
Variety of Resources

Our approach to naturally engaging children in learning is what sets us apart from other centers. We provide diverse resources and engaging opportunities to encourage children to independently explore their environment and experience deeper levels of processing and understanding. Our carefully selected materials are open-ended, natural, and inviting, drawing the children in and inviting them to explore and enhance their learning.

Environment
Environment

We strive to provide a physical environment that is nurturing and inviting for everyone. Our center uses natural light, plants, family photographs and framed children’s artwork to create a home-like environment. We incorporate natural materials such as wooden furniture, woven baskets, rugs, and light window coverings to convey a sense of calmness while still paying thoughtful attention to create an environment that motivates children and enhances their curiosity and imagination.

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Children learn naturally through play experiences — either self directed, peer directed or adult guided — but children who are provided extended time for exploration and play will gain a higher level of independence, the ability to plan their own activities, and the chance to find and develop what they are truly interested in.  Our primarily hands-on, playful and meaningful experiences are constructed to:

• Provide opportunities for the children to think together, to develop planning skills and experience deeper levels of thought to promote critical thinking skills necessary to meet and surpass developmental milestones.

• Promote the development of more advanced social skills through experiences that foster self help and communication to guide children in becoming respectful and caring to others and their environment and to better help them navigate social and emotional issues.

• Support children’s free will, creativity, and imagination while providing them with a sense of responsibility and trust.

Encourage self-harmony and joyful, healthy play which leads to a higher ability to learn and retain knowledge and nurtures a love of learning and helps to prepare children for life itself.