Reggio Emilia. Montessori. No, this isn’t the beginning of an Italian restaurant’s diner menu. Montessori schools and Reggio Emilia schools share a lot of similarities, but there are three main differences between them.
Up until now, our series explaining the basics of Reggio Emilia have been focused on children. (Which makes sense.) But there are two very important groups of people who have to be involved for the goals of Reggio Emilia to work: teachers and parents.
One of the great parts about the Reggio Emilia Philosophy is that many of its principles and methods weave in and around one another. They link together to create a really unified idea of how to interact and educate the next generation of kids.
Think back to your favorite class in school. It can be as far back as kindergarten or more recently as high school or college. Do you get warm-fuzzies thinking about Mrs. or Mr. So-and-so and their classroom? Do you remember feeling relaxed and happy to be there? Now think about your least favorite class. The […]
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?
Everyone knows that children love to pretend. But did you know that pretending can actually help with learning? More specifically, we’re talking about drama in the preschool curriculum! People of all ages tend to remember things better when they do them: People remember 10% of what they read 20% of what they hear 30% of […]
Wow! What a year 2017 was for Little Sunshine’s Playhouse & Preschool™! It was a busy, successful and truly fulfilling year. Every educator and management team member contributed something special and lasting to our team, and we are happy to have so many candidates for National Teacher of the Year. Our successes lay at the […]