A Reggio Emilia-Inspired Curriculum

Our educational vision is based upon the emergent curriculum principles of the world-renowned schools for young children in Reggio Emilia, Italy.

As a school community, we are committed to values based on an image of children as curious, competent and capable of co-constructing knowledge. Our journey begins as our staff asks questions, listens to children, collaborates with them and documents their work. As children discover and explore, they may work on investigations that may last a few days to a few months. All projects must be meaningful to them and their world. By creating a classroom environment that allows for open-ended learning and discovery, we give children a chance to express themselves and understand their world.

Project Approach is at the heart of the curriculum.

The Pre-school Program is designed to develop a wide range of skills within the children including thinking skills to become reflective thinkers, social skills to become caring and open minded, research skills to be knowledgeable and self-management and communication skills, so that they can use and share their knowledge and understandings appropriately.

At ibambini, we encourage and support children to:

  • Explore, wonder and to question
  • Research and to report findings
  • Make predictions and to act purposefully
  • Make and test theories
  • Elaborate on solutions to problems

We also believe that learning is a cooperative venture which includes other children, their teachers, their families and our larger community. Literacy, math, science, music and arts, general awareness are all emphasized through a framework of hands-on experiences.