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Old 11-02-2011, 08:43 AM
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Originally Posted by hoopinglady View Post
The Reggio approach is completely irrelevant in this least in mine.

It is beautiful inspiration, to be sure.

Firstly, collaboration is not going to happen in my context because, for now, I work alone. You need a strong staff of passionate educators as well as a cook and preferably a resident artist.

Also, something I've considered is that early education is valued by the entire community there. Here it is barely noticed or valued at all. There it is built into the school system, here it is open market.

I have learned a ton and taken a ton of inspiration from many types of preschools. Montessori, Waldorf, Reggio inspired, traditional, progressive, play based, etc etc.
Nice post!

I have also decided to implement a collaboration of many different approaches.

Each of them all seem to really require parents (and communtiy) to be really supportive of the work you and the children do and that does not seem to be a priority with today's parents.

I love little aspects of all the different approaches and right now am really stuck on Emergent Curriculum and Project Approach. But since the group of children I currently have will change in the coming year(s) as new ones enroll and older ones leave, I will probably switch it up again dependant on the group dynamics that currently exist.
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