What is Reggio?

The Reggio Emilia Approach is a progressive approach to early childhood education. It emphasizes hands-on discovery learning and values the child as independent, capable, and rich with wonder, potential and knowledge. Our teachers are able to reach every learner in their class by respecting their individual learning processes.

Distinctive characteristics:

  1. The child has a hundred languages
  2. An atypical teaching teamthat includes parents, instructors the environment and even the children themselves!
  3. Children as communicators
  4. Documentation
  5. Children are viewed as independent learners

Children who attend Reggio-Emilia inspired schools are known to become independent, lifelong learners and thinkers. At Shore Jewish Academy we teach children to learn not just for school, but for life!