Foundations of Learning: Reggio Emilia

Posted July 23, 2018
By Shed Children's Campus

We practice the Reggio Emilia approach to teaching at SHED because of how this philosophy values the child.

Reggio Emilia’s inspired understanding that a child learns in 100 languages offers us as an organization and as educators a set of focused and agreed upon guidelines that help us set up an environment in which all children can thrive during such a crucial time in their development.

We are always researching —
Investigating new ways to let your child explore, learn, and grow

  • Capturing your child’s experience through documentation
  • Using that insight to enhance our understanding of your child
  • Making each next experience more purposeful and meaningful
  • We learn alongside your child in a constant evolution.

The Reggio Emilia Philosophy

At the heart of the Reggio Emilia philosophy is the child.
Reggio believes that a child’s natural curiosity should be what drives the learning and that an educator’s job is to facilitate activities that help the child explore their natural interests and also to observe how the child learns.

At SHED, Reggio Emilia inspired means:

  • We see your child as competent, curious, and creative.
  • Our learning takes place through relationships
  • Expression occurs through multiple languages.
  • Questions and interests guide the learning.
  • Documentation helps us reflect and advance.

How we use Reggio Emilia at SHED

Watch our educators discuss how they incorporate the Reggio Emilia philosophy into their classrooms.

"Children are not things to be molded.
They are people to be unfolded."

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