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Leaf Hunt

Published on October 2, 2017 under fall
Today we went on a walk in our neighborhood.  This was our first walk as a preschool family.   We talked about what keeps us safe when we are walking .  We saw many things…
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Published on September 29, 2017 under Reggio
 Projects provide the narrative and structure to the children’s and teachers’ learning experi- ences. They are based on the strong conviction that learning by doing is of great importance and that to discuss in groups and…
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Published on September 28, 2017 under Winter
The power of documentation. Transcriptions of children’s remarks and discussions, photographs of their activity, and representations of their thinking and learning are carefully studied. These documents have several functions. Most importantly, they help to determine…
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The Children ARE the curriculum

Published on September 27, 2017 under cooking with kids
Not a pre-set curriculum but a process of inviting and sustaining learning. Once teachers have prepared an environment rich in materials and possibilities, they observe and listen to the children in order to know how…
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Partners in Learning

Published on September 26, 2017 under Reggio
Teachers and children as partners in learning. A strong image of the child has to correspond to a strong image of the teacher. Teachers are not considered protective babysitters, teaching basic skills to children but,…
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Reggio Spaces – FOR the CHILDREN

Published on September 25, 2017 under Reggio
"The role of space: amiable schools. The infant/toddler centers and preschools convey many messages, of which the most immediate is: this is a place where adults have thought about the quality and the instructive power…
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The Role of Parents

Published on September 21, 2017 under Reggio
The role of parents. Parents are an essential component of the program -a competent and active part of their children’s learning experience. They are not considered consumers but co-responsible partners. Their right to participation is…
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Published on September 20, 2017 under Reggio
Children’s relationships and interactions within a system. Education has to focus on each child, not considered in isolation, but seen in relation with the family, with other children, with the teachers, with the environment of…
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Our Image of the Child

Published on September 19, 2017 under Reggio
What is Reggio and why in the heck are you doing it ? No one has really asked me  " why in the heck "  I have adopted the Reggio philosophy but I might have…
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We are the Dinosaurs

Published on September 18, 2017 under dinosaurs
Over the weekend I decided that I NEEDED to do a few provocation type activities .  I don't think we have been playing and documenting enough to choose a sure- fire project yet so I…
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