The core of our philosophy of education draws inspiration from the work of the educators in the schools of Reggio Emilia, Italy and the work of Madga Gerber who promoted RIE practices in the care of infants and toddlers. Key components of our philosophy include:
Reggio-Inspired teaching requires a strong image of the child. We view children as capable and curious learners who construct their own knowledge through meaningful interactions within the environment and within the context of their relationships with others.
Respect is at the core of our work within our infant and toddler classrooms. We believe children are born as whole people and deserve respectful interactions with caring and attentive adults who engage them in the care-giving routines.
Our team of educators are well versed in child development. We use the Wyoming Early Learning Guidelines and Foundations as a framework to ensure we are supporting the whole child.
Learning is captured through images and quotes to share our journey with the children, families, and other educators.
Creating calm and welcoming environments with touches of home provides a beautiful backdrop for learning.
Our 1/4 of an acre outdoor space allows for ample opportunities to explore in the natural world.
Loose Parts allow for flexible thinking, problem solving, experimentation, and foster creativity as children build, create, tell stories, and sort materials in an infinite number of ways.
Our parent volunteer board is a vital component of our school. From book studies, parents socials, fundraising, and volunteer opportunities, our parents help hold our school up!