REGGIO EMILIA INSPIRED
"Each child is unique and the protagonist of his or her own growth. Children desire to acquire knowledge, have much capacity for curiosity and amazement, and yearn to create relationships with others and communicate."
~By Loris Malaguzzi
MyBaby Daycare is a North Vancouver based daycare providing Infant/Toddler program. Our educators believe that each child is unique in his/her own way and requires the right staff and curriculum to nurture that uniqueness. MyBaby Daycare is a Reggio Emilia inspired program.
Children are given access to education and free play to discover their own world and develop emotionally, physically, and intellectually. We trust that children have enormous potential and curiosity. We acknowledge that each child constructs their own intelligence from direct interaction with the environment and in social groups. We believe that the environment plays a major role in the success of an early childhood program. We want to allow your child to be autonomous, self-disciplined and inspired by the environment.
The following are the important highlight of Reggio Emilia Philosophy:
Learning is conducting through careful observation and documentation. The educators inquire and listen carefully to the children. The observation and results are documented to parents through the blog, photos, videos, and regular emails.
Parents and guardians are the model and guide to help children grow and develop. Parents can help with children’s growth and development. They are considered as experts with their own children and a resource for childcare educators. Teachers, parents, and the community should take part in encouraging our children to learn. Parents must be guided and must be given respect and professional support.
Reggio teachers are considered researchers, data gathers, learner, and strategic contributors. Those researches will help determine each child’s interest and developmental needs. In order to do their research, educators must trust the children and give them developmentally appropriate responsibilities, which will make the relationship between student and teacher stronger. It will encourage children to listen and take risks with the aim to help them explore the world around them.
The following impact the children’s character development: the environment surrounding the children, the experience encountered daily, and the relationship built from both. The child is encouraged to socialize and integrate into society in an inviting and non-threatening way. Learning to socialize with other children and other adults is an essential step for the child towards developing new and healthy relationships. Exposed to a different social circle outside the family will allow the child to make the connection between home and school.
One Hundred Language:
Reggio teachers provide children different avenues for thinking, revising, constructing, negotiating, developing and symbolically expressing their thoughts and feelings. As children proceed in an investigation, generating and testing their hypotheses, they are encouraged to depict their understanding through one of many symbolic languages, including drawing, sculpture, dramatic play, and writing.