• Reggio Emilia Inspired Approach

    At Little Bright we employ a Reggio Emilia inspired approach to meet the objectives outlined in the Early Years Learning and Development Framework.

    We view every child as strong, capable, independent, curious, and full of imagination. We empower children to think, question, investigate, explore, and help navigate the journey of learning. Children are encouraged to use language to investigate and explore, to reflect on their experiences.

    Our educators are encouraged to facilitate the child’s learning based on the child’s interest and actively engage in the activities with the child. We observe and listen to the children and we are committed to share the children’s learning with parents and community.

  • Emergent Curriculum and Project Work

    Our educators observe and document the interactions, discussions, and fascinations of children. By developing learning opportunities from these observations, the curriculum “emerges” from children’s interests and ideas.

    Our educators deliver this emergent curriculum through project work, which allows children to explore these areas of interest in detail.

    We take a child-led project approach as inspired by the Reggio Emilia Approach. The projects emerge based on the child’s interests.  Educators are thoughtful about introducing a broad range of opportunities, from art to music to early language, math, science and nature experiences, in support of the project. By exploring projects of children’s interest in great detail, children are excited by the learning process. This enthusiasm for knowledge, combined with the ability to experience project work in detail, will foster a predisposition for “life-long” learning.

    At Little Bright Explorers we have created a culture where our educators are also constantly learning through research, training and professional development to be leaders in early childhood education.

  • Documentation

    By documenting the children’s work through photographs, video, written word, displays, etc., educators tell the story of the children’s early childhood experiences. Every child has their own portfolio, consisting of artwork, photographs, information related to developmental milestones, and more. Lesson plans, project boards, and daily highlights explain the work of the children and communicate the life of the centre to the community at-large.

  • Parental Involvement

    Learning takes place not just within the but also at home and throughout the community. We encourage parents to participate in project work, special events, and the daily life of the school. We seek an integrated learning community, where teachers, parents, and administrators work together to meet the needs of the children.

  • The Hundred Languages of Children

    Probably the most well-known aspect of the Reggio Emilia Approach. The belief that children use many ways to show their understanding and express their thoughts and creativity.  The Reggio Emilia Approach emphasises hands-on discovery learning that allows the child to use all their senses and all their languages to learn.