The Children’s Studio has been inspired by the schools in Reggio Emila, Italy, and is centered on the idea that respect for children’s innate competencies are crucial to helping children gain the confidence to freely question, explore and create. We are committed to honoring children’s perspectives, while deepening their understandings. Teachers support childrens’ ideas in an environment where investigation, hypothesizing and creating is the norm. We encourage children to develop in their own ways, as they work and play in an atmosphere of invitation and small group settings along-side peers and teachers. Provocations in the classroom become the back drop for sustained inquiry and challenging projects. Consistent with the practice of the Reggio Emilia schools, we see the classroom as a child’s “Third Teacher”. Classrooms are arranged with carefully chosen materials and activities intended to encourage all areas of a child’s academic and social development.
Above all, we respect each child's inclination to be happy and whole individuals and contributing members of a group. We are continually inspired by the natural curiosity, enthusiasm, and inquisitiveness we observe in the children as they work and play through the day. It is this inspiration that provides us with the four cornerstones that guide us as we journey with your children on their path through their early years.
We have created an environment where: