Reggio Emilia is an educational philosophy, the centre of which is an image of the child as a natural researcher with a keen sensitivity to pleasure and wonder. Learning is an educational adventure where children are encouraged to follow their natural curiosity, intelligence, imagination and emotions to ask questions and to explore ideas, gaining a greater understanding of the world in which they live.
The Reggio Emilia philosophy emphasises that children make their thinking visible through many natural ‘languages’. Children have different ways of expressing their understandings and this can be done using a range of different media and tools.
This approach has evolved from the recognition that young children have the capacity to theorise, experiment and express their findings in many different ways to communicate what they know, comprehend, wonder about, question, feel and imagine.
These principles of learning are central to the enriching educational experience at New Horizons Preschool.