The Reggio approach allows for students to have a voice in what and how they learn and the philosophy engages the mind of young children through providing an attractive, child focused, creative, appreciative, art focused and welcoming environment. The Reggio Emilia philosophy attracts us as it encompasses many beliefs that we have as Early Childhood Educators.
Along with a different image of the child we need to adopt a new image of the teacher. Teachers should have a, “Deep respect for and curiosity about children, an unquenchable curiosity about the teaching-learning process and a capacity for exploration and innovation that could be sustained through collaborative relationships with other adults. We should recognize the dynamic role culture plays in the relationship between educations and culture” (New, 2007). We are part of a multi-cultural community and we should embrace and celebrate that in the classroom.
The Belonging, Being & Becoming (EYLF) documents are used to develop the teaching and learning programs that respond to children's needs and interests. together with the Reggio Approach, The Preschool staff are able to provide a safe, friendly and enriching learning environment that fosters children's engagement through their:
Our Preschool has achieved an EXCEEDING rating in 5 out of the 7 quality areas in the National Quality Standards. We aim for continuous improvement through our Quality Improvement Plan.