REGGIO-INSPIRED – Tailored To the Challenges & Possibilities of Our Times
The wider the range of possibilities we offer children, the more intense will be their motivations and the richer their experiences.
Loris Malaguzzi, founder of the Reggio Emilia Municipal Education Project
Discovery Village offers experiential, hands-on learning uniquely adapted to the times in which we live.
Contemporary and classic research and experience combine in our playful and highly effective approach. Exploration, creativity, and discovery stem from student interests in an environment emphasizing inclusive relationships. At Discovery Village our young villagers develop the skills vital for success and well-being in Kindergarten and beyond.
While we embrace the highly creative Reggio-inspired approach to learning, the momentous events of our own times led us to imagine our approach anew. Remaining open through the COVID-19 pandemic, health and safety protocols sparked our creativity. Initially needing to provide children with individual materials as a health measure, we found this approach opened possibilities. We redesigned our program emphasizing ways in which we can each offer our own unique contributions to the community. COVID-19 health and safety protocols also led to a broader emphasis on health and well-being.
Reflections on protest and calls for racial justice of our times led us to reinvigorate our commitment to an inclusive, diverse environment. With a multi-cultural community, we emphasize a core commitment to inclusion, justice, equity, and the celebration of all our cultures.