Reggio Emilia values parents as our children’s’ first teachers. We truly recognize the importance of building a bridge between parents and the school in order to navigate the learning journey together. The early years of a child’s life are thrilling to be part of, and we are certain this philosophy helps shape children into who they eventually become.
In Reggio Emilia schools, spaces and the natural environment are important. The indoor and outdoor environment becomes the third teacher as it provides an avenue for children to wander, explore, and discover.
Accordingly, our teachers set up the learning spaces and environments to stimulate students’ interest and curiosity so that they experience inquiry-based learning in the very truest sense of the concept.
We strive to give children endless opportunities to express themselves: they need to touch, see, hear, taste, smell, and interact with new things in order to learn. Teachers receive training on how to let children explore within the topics and how to adapt lesson plans based on their students’ interest and engagement.