From the Director:
Our curriculum creates an atmosphere of acceptance and support, which develops and enhances the child's self-esteem, self-discipline, identity, and acceptance toward others. It follows the Reggio Emilia approach in which curriculum is developed from the emerging interests of the children as they interact with their environment. To extend upon the goals of their Reggio Emilia inspirations to foster social development, Spring Hollow uses the tools of the Green Circle Curriulum. One proven benefit of the Reggio Emilia approach is that learning situations are created by the child's interaction with the environment, challenging the child both intellectually and emotionally. Your children will make choices to experience their worlds through collage, dance, literature, nature, paint, pottery, puppet play, sculpture, singing, shadow play, and writing. Through these experiences, explorations, and creations, they will learn skills in altruism, art, autonomy, collaboration, drama, motor, music, problem solving, critical thinking, story telling, reading and math readiness. This unique curriculum calls for documentation of the child's experiences by teachers and parents through mediums such as photography and observation note taking. Documentation is a tool for child and teacher collaboration to refine reflections and foster knowledge growth.