The world is changing.
So must the purpose of school.
We must reconnect
The artistic and scientific sides of ourselves.
Artist and businessman.
Logician and poet.
WHAT VIETNAM NEEDS
WHAT THE FUTURE NEEDS
WHAT MY CHILD NEEDS
Every day should be a new day of discovery in the eyes of a child. They should feel excited for each day they are alive and that the world has something amazing to offer them. Whether it be an earthworm in the mud, or a flower that has just bloomed in the garden, nothing should go unnoticed. To a child, everyday life is a gift.
Little Em’s employs a Reggio Emilia Approach©, project-based approach to early childhood education. Teachers deliver an “emergent curriculum,” predicated on the emerging interests, ideas, and questions of the children. Project work provides ample opportunity for discussion, decision-making, choices, cooperation, and evaluation during the course of an investigation. Projects can last days, weeks, or even months based on the interests and enthusiasm of the children. Through these projects, teachers routinely plan and deliver a wide variety of educational experiences, which incorporate emergent literacy, music, art, dramatic play, motor development, math, nature, and science. Kindergarten readiness is emphasized by integrating state learning standards throughout ongoing educational experiences. Specialty teachers deliver additional programming such as art, music & movement, language & culture and/or fitness on a weekly basis.
Children’s work is documented for every child through individual portfolios, and learning experiences are also communicated using journals, project boards, daily highlights, and more. The preschool experience may also include field trips which allow students to extend their learning into the community. Such outings provide the opportunity to research and collect data in order to bring projects to life, and enhance the depth of knowledge that is shared through documentation.