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Reggio Emilia Inspired

Here at Woodland Forest, our teachers are inspired by the Reggio Emilia Approach.  What is the Reggio Emilia Approach?  It is an educational philosophy focused on preschool and primary education. It is a method of teaching described as student-centered and constructionist that uses self-directed, experiential learning in relationship-driven environments.  So what does that mean for your preschooler?  It means your child will be exposed to a wide variety of educational opportunities that encourage self-expression, communication, logical thinking, and problem-solving.  

A Reggio-inspired classroom focuses on building the cognitive, social, language, creative, and physical skills that empower preschoolers to be knowledge bearers and researchers in their own learning experiences.

What will you see in our classroom with this approach?

 A Reggio-inspired curriculum is always flexible and will change based on the children's ideas, thoughts, and observations.

A lot of open-ended materials. Many materials in the classroom will be similar to our outdoor classroom. We will use traditional supplies along with natural supplies that come in many different sizes, colors, and textures. Staff will be found interacting with children through conversation and hands-on exploring/creating and investigating. 

The following are examples of what you may see throughout our classroom.

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