Preschool in San Jose, CA 95118
4977 Dent Avenue
San Jose, CA 95118
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Our Mission: Foster a vibrant and innovative learning community where child-focused exploration creativity and collaboration inspire the curriculum. We provide excellent quality developmentally appropriate education and care for young children in partnership with parents and the community.
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In recent years a learning approach employed by preschools in the city of Reggio Emilia Italy has captured the attention of educators from many countries. These schools have been held in high regard internationally and were cited by Newsweek as one of The Ten Best Schools In The World. Looking at the approach more closely educators learned that this approach is an elegant blend of many complementary theories about child development and learning theory. One can see the influence of progressive education Piagets theories about a childs construction of knowledge Vygotsys theories of social constructivism Howard Gardners theory of Multiple Intelligences etc. Early childhood educators have held many of these theories if not all in high regard for many years. The foundation of the Reggio Approach is rooted in sound theory and research.
The Reggio Approach places importance on the relationships between the children with the family and with the teachers with the environment of the school with the community and with the wider society (Gandini 1993). It is a philosophy of early education that emphasizes documentation emergent curriculum community collaboration the environment and respect for a childs pace of learning.