The Reggio Emilia teaching philosophy refers to the environment as a child’s third teacher. The physical environment is crucial to our early childhood program. Entry ways capture the attention of both children and adults through the use of mirrors, photographs, and the display of children’s work accompanied by transcriptions of their discussions. These same features characterize classroom interiors, where displays of project work are interspersed with arrays of found objects and classroom materials.
Other supportive elements of the environment include ample space for supplies, frequently arranged to draw attention to their aesthetic features. In each classroom, there are are opportunities for artistic expression and clearly designated spaces for large and small group activities. Throughout the school, there is an effort to create opportunities for children to interact. The classrooms are kept clean and orderly; the children are celebrated as the “color” in the room.Schedule a Tour
We believe that children learn best when they can freely explore and be supported by teachers. We utilize the Reggio Emilia approach where our beautifully created spaces intrigue children.