As a Reggio Emilia-inspired school, Little Sunshine’s Playhouse and Preschool provides an emergent curriculum to children every day, but what is Reggio Emilia? Who does it benefit? When, where, why, and how is it implemented?
What kind of schedule should you look for in a quality preschool program? Some of the essentials are consistency, flexibility and balance. At Little Sunshine’s Playhouse & Preschool®, we offer a range of play-based learning activities that stimulate interest and promote cognitive, social, emotional and physical development. Our Reggio Emilia-inspired Creatively Shine™ curriculum features monthly […]
Whether you are expecting your first child, are a new parent or are looking to enroll your child in a preschool program for the first time – you are going to have a lot of questions during tours and interviews. We understand this process can be overwhelming so we asked Teresa Gomez, Program Director at […]
Using unconventional and creative containers in the classroom is one way to implement the Reggio Emilia philosophy. Adults may think of a container as something that merely holds objects, but children see containers as part of the activity or something to build with. Containers, when used properly, can help invite children to engage with objects […]
Parent involvement in a child’s education is incredibly critical to optimal development and helping a child reach his/her full potential. Supporting evidence is overwhelming. Research shows parent involvement not only leads to higher academic achievement, greater cognitive competence, and better problem-solving skills (Melhuish, Sylva, Sammons, et al., 2001), but also extends beyond educational achievement. Children […]