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How To Choose The Perfect Preschool For Your Child

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Consider Reggio Emilia
Preschools do not so much label themselves as Reggio Emilia as follow the philosophy. Developed in the town of Reggio Emilia in northern Italy in the 1940s after World War II, the community and schoolteacher Loris Malaguzzi developed schools with the goal of helping children become better citizens.

Using a project-based curriculum, lessons are based on the interests of the pupils. For example, if the children are fascinated with playing in the kitchen, the teacher may encourage the class to set up a restaurant. Projects are child-originated and teacher-framed.

Reggio Emilia programs are also known for the documentation of children’s work: writing observations, making videos and taking photos that can then be reviewed by both children and teachers to see the year’s accomplishments.