Village Bloom is a Reggio Emilia inspired preschool. To give you some history, the Reggio Emilia approach was founded by Loris Malaguzzi, an educational specialist and psychologist in Reggio Emilia, Italy. The approach began in the town of Reggio Emilia following World War II. The town was in rubble and this new educational approach was a way to rebuild the community with the intent to insure the next generation of children would grow up intolerant to injustice or inequality.
Loris Malaguzzi was influenced by constructivist theorists and educators. Constructivist learning means, children fuel the curriculum through their interests. The teachers use this child-led approach to enrich the environment. These children are supported with empathy, kindness, respect. We value environments where children learn by "doing," "application," and by "accident," and not where the messaging/learning is placed upon them with worksheets, etc... This philosophy allows for interpersonal connectedness to happen between teacher-child, child-child, parent-teacher. In our view, it's holistic, gentle and natural.