Adopting the Reggio Emilia Inspired Approach
|Loris Malaguzzi (1920-1994) founded the Reggio Emilia Approach in a city in northern Italy. The public early childhood programs in Reggio Emilia have created an educational system that has been identified as the best early childhood education in the world.|
At Lily Valley, we have adopted these key principles of the Reggio Emilia approach which include:
|PLAY sets the context and is an important factor in a child’s early years for development and learning.|
Inquiry based investigations and learning while educators support the children in their quest to understand new concepts. Children discover the answers through questioning, exploration, and trial and error.
Designing rich learning environments filled with authentic experiences, provocations and open-ended materials such as loose parts (Symbolic Languages).
Documentation and observation are used as an authentic assessment and advocacy of children’s learning.
The teacher is a researcher, advocator and observer of children’s learning.
Teachers, parents, and the school community work together to create a shared learning community and experience around children’s learning.
Our educators and staff adopt the key principles and beliefs of Reggio inspired practices during teaching, scaffolding and exploring processes with the children in school daily.