Through this approach, adults help children understand the meaning of their experience more completely through documentation of the children’s work, observations, and continuous teacher-child dialogue. The Reggio approach guides children’s ideas with provocations—not predetermined curricula. There is collaboration on many levels: parent participation, teacher discussions, and community involvement.
Our centres create a community of learning, where community development work meets early childhood education. We embrace the process of learning, encouraging our teachers to be present, listening and growing alongside our children. We support the interests of the children. If they are interested in going to the moon - well, we need to help them get there. The materials offered to the children are rich with creative possibilities. Our highly qualified staff ensure a Reggio Emilia approach to learning through their delight in children, an understanding of the value of play, their vision, heart, knowledge, skills, and a strong commitment to families. We encourage our learners to think creatively, to innovate, while experiencing the world through compassionate eyes.
“Learning and teaching should not stand on opposite banks and just watch the river flow by; instead, they should embark together on a journey down the water. Through an active, reciprocal exchange, teaching can strengthen learning how to learn.” Loris Malaguzzi
Limited spaces available.
Registration Inquiries: 604-592-2607
Alexandra Children's Centre Kensington Prairie
16824 32 Ave, Surrey BC V3S 0L5
Alexandra Children's Centre Crescent Beach
2916 McBride Ave Crescent Beach BC V4A 3G2
At the Beach House
At Joyce Mason Hall (Ages 3 - 5)
604-535-0015 ext 233