The Reggio Emilia approach is an educational philosophy based on the image of a child with strong developmental potential and a subject with rights, who learns through the hundred languages of all human beings and grows in relationships with others. This educational project, which has become a point of reference worldwide, is developed and renewed every day in the infant and preschool centers that include this approach.
We started with this approach from the 2020-2021 school year and have implemented it in the first years of preschool (PK1, PK2 and Kindergarten).
We believe that children discover information, learn concepts, skills, strategies and processes, while thinking, learning and investigating in a play-based environment. They also make connections and construct meaning as they engage in play-based explorations and investigations.
Our curriculum is carefully planned to build on the children’s current knowledge; in this way, it is based on their interests and often emerges from nature itself. In this way, learning occurs through the guided construction of the child and becomes differentiated and individualized learning, as opposed to a transmission of knowledge from teacher to student.
This knowledge helps children make sense of what they are learning, and helps them apply it to new concepts in a meaningful way. In this way, educators become the guides of this process, involving the family and the school community through documentation, evaluations and reports.