Educational Program

“Nothing without joy.”

-Loris Mallaguzzi, Reggio Emilia, Italy

Inspired by the Reggio philosophy, our teachers seek to understand the individuality and developmental stages of each child and support the children’s thinking. Our teachers listen carefully to childrens’ observations. There is a strong focus on social collaboration, working in groups, where each child is an equal participant, having their thoughts and questions valued. The adult is not the giver of knowledge. Children search out the knowledge through their own investigations.

Learning Environment

Our classrooms reflect commitment to purposeful activity and depth of learning. They are beautiful and light, thoughtfully prepared and filled with a bounty of materials. Traditional classroom areas such as dramatic play, message center, and blocks provide opportunities for social, math, science and language experiences. In drawing, painting, sewing, clay and wire sculpture, children enhance their growing understanding of the world.

Music & Movement

Teachers integrate music, dance, and movement into the daily program, to complement the investigations and culture of the classrooms. The preschool community holds a weekly, school-wide Sing-Along accompanied by musical instruments. Our repertoire of songs includes childhood classics as well as multicultural favorites from our families.

Nature

The outdoor classroom and gardens provides a space for gross motor play and experiences in nature. Daily activities take place in the climbing, sand and water, garden and picnic areas and in the adjacent tricycle alley. The children enjoy time on the playground at the end of each day.