We are transitioning to a Reggio Emilia inspired program here at the Hive. To read more about this philosophy, please refer to our child care home page (link). Along with opening up the room to allow for more free play activity, the focus of the children’s experience is shifting towards collaboration and self-expression. We are learning to use friendly words to communicate wants and needs. We are developing artistic ideas into potential future, more complex projects. We are also continuing to work on self reliance by self-selecting toys and then remembering to put them away when we are done.
As a part of launching our new approach in the Hive room, I’d like to introduce the Reggio concept of documentation to our community. Documenting work via photos, displaying artwork, and sharing stories is an important part of the Reggio Emilia philosophy because it provides a record of learning for parents and children, it helps us review past experiences, plan for the future, reveal connections, and honor the work being done. I will be sharing photos of our work here from the Hive as a way to also build more connections in our community.
“Documentation is not about what we do, but what we are searching for.” – Carla Rinaldi