"The Reggio Emilia approach began in 1945 in a small northern Italian village with big dreams for its children.
Gan Haverim Preschool is based upon the benefits of integrating the Reggio Emilia approach into children’s routines, and that home, school, and community form a village in which learning and exploration are seamless.
The Reggio Emilia philosophical approach to preschool consists of these primary elements:
Belief that children have the natural ability to construct their own knowledge
Lessons based upon teachers’ observations of children and their interests
Encouragement and support as children learn by experimentation and exploration
Use of play, art, drama, song, storytelling and dancing to discover the “100 languages of children,” fully expressing children’s human potential
Excerpted from the preschool's website