Reggio Emilia

THE REGGIO APPROACH

At St. Anne’s Day School, we are inspired by the world renowned preschool and infant/toddler centers of Reggio Emilia, Italy.  The values and beliefs emphasized in the Reggio Approach include: the image of the child as competent from birth; the importance of the environment of classrooms and school; and the importance of educator collaboration and parent involvement.  Learning is made visible by documenting and displaying the child’s words and ideas along with photographs of the ongoing work in the classrooms.  Your child has the right to explore his world and at St. Anne’s we create a rich environment filled with a variety of materials and experiences in order for your child to interact with and learn in a respectful community.

St. Anne’s Day School has been on a journey for several years to incorporate the ideas and values we have learned from studying the Reggio Approach to education.  We are a part of a collaboration called Inspired Practices/Project Infinity which consists of seven schools interested in this philosophy.  We meet often to keep growing in our understanding as our ongoing commitment to professional development is a high priority.  Thanks to the dedication and fundraising of the parents of St. Anne’s Day School, many educators have had the opportunity to participate in study tours to Reggio Emilia.  These tours include visits to the schools of Reggio Emilia, as well as to other professional development, conferences and initiatives in the United States.

To learn more, visit the Reggio Children website