BSELC is developing its own Reggio Emilia inspired approach and have begun implementing amazing activities into our curriculum.
Loris Malaguzzi, Founder Reggio Emilia Approach
Ahead of the very exciting opening of BSELC Bankstown, we would like to take this opportunity to let our new and prospective parents and their children know about the remarkable and inspirational approach we will be engaging for all our BSELC locations.
As parents, it’s no secret our children are born with amazing potential, capacities, curiosity, a drive to understand and the ability to wait, wonder and be amazed. Also, the capacity to express themselves in many ways and the desire to form relationships with others and with the physical world.
But how do we capture this in a learning environment?
The Reggio Emilia inspiration originated in the Italian town (and surrounding areas) of Reggio Emilia after World War II. They also understood the amazing gifts that children inherently carry and wanted to engage this towards progressive and cooperative early childhood education.
Reggio Emilia is an innovative and inspiring approach to early childhood education which values the child as strong, capable and resilient; rich with wonder and knowledge. Every child brings with them deep curiosity and potential and this innate curiosity drives their interest to understand their world and their place within it.
What is important to understand is that Reggio Emilia is not a method. There are no training colleges to train to be a Reggio Emilia teacher. Across the world, all schools, preschools and child care locations are Reggio-inspired – each using an adaptation of the approach specific to the needs of their community.
This is important to remember as each student, teacher, parent and community are different. No two Reggio-inspired communities should look the same, as the needs and interests of the children within each will be different.
From this knowledge, BSELC is developing its own Reggio Emilia inspired approach and have begun implementing amazing activities into our curriculum. We will continue to do this and co-construct it with the children as well as our educators, families and the local community.
Make sure you read our next post as we can update you on BSELC Reggio Emilia activities and actions your children can and will be involved in!