Reggio Emilia childcare Northern Beaches.
The basic principles of the Reggio Emilia approach to childcare
Reggio educators believe that children have the capacity for representing ideas in a wide variety of symbolic and graphic modes. Children need to develop the tools to investigate and make sense of an object about which they are curious. Reggio teachers greatly emphasise various visual and expressive arts as symbolic tools or languages of the children that should be cultivated. The approach emphasises the importance of children’s symbolic language.
Modes of expression
The hundred “languages” are the many modes of expression, such as speech, writing, movement, drawing, painting, sculpture, shadow play, collage and music, through which children communicate and learn about their world. Various media, when combined to tell a story, form the 100 languages. Teachers learn to listen to the “100 Languages” that children use to express themselves as individual learners and as “teachers” in their own right.
How we adopt the Reggio Emilia philosophy at our childcare centre
The Reggio Emilia philosophy inspired the creation of mi kids art studio and having our art teacher, Stani who facilitates the art program. From the babies room to the preschool room children are involved in intentional art program which supports their interest and project Also each room have their own projects based on the children interests so children are engaged in their activities and are being extended by intentional teaching opportunities.
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mi kids is a family owned long-day early childhood school aiming for excellence in early childhood education and care that adopts the Reggio Emilia philosophy and approach to childcare.
We serve families in the Northern Beaches community and beyond. Our educators provide a nurturing, happy and stimulating learning environment for children from six weeks old to when they start school. Our centre provides children and families quality care and education in a warm, welcoming, nurturing and enjoyable environment. We celebrate all types of learners – ensuring each child feels valued and encouraged to develop to their full potential.
We offer and are committed to thoughtful and meaningful programs that are based on the diversity of learners in our school and work together with community groups and families to pursue excellence through collaborative and reflective teaching practices. Through a nurturing environment, we put children’s rights first and give each child a sense of belonging, being and becoming. Celebrating diversity, culturally and intellectually within the child, the family and the community.
Monday – Friday : 7.00am to 6pm.
We operate 50 weeks of the year and closed on public holidays. The 2 weeks is a Centre shut down during the Christmas/ New Years Holiday so that educators can recharge their batteries and families don’t have to pay during the festive period and have more time with their children.
137 Warriewood Road, Warriewood
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