The Reggio Emilia Approach is child-centered and constructive that uses self-directed, experiential learning in relationship-driven environments. It is based on the principles of respect, responsibility, and community through exploration and discovery through a self-guided curriculum. It fosters education in the young learners to promote the best possible integration among children’s early learning years. They are given opportunities to enhance their potential through an environment filled with authentic experiences and open-minded materials. Children are encouraged to share their thoughts and ideas about everything they explore or do during the day through circle and reflection time. Influenced by this belief, the child is beheld as beautiful, powerful, competent, creative, curious, and full of potential and ambitious desires. The child is viewed as being an active constructor of knowledge.
Learning takes place in the form of projects where they have opportunities to explore, observe, hypothesize, question, and discuss to clarify their understanding. Flexible curriculum gives space to follow child’s interest. Teachers, parents and school work together to create a stress free learning environment experience. Portfolio is used as an authentic assessment with evidence of child’s learning.