“Let nature be your teacher.”
At Malone Kindergarten we are inspired to create a natural learning environment inside and out filled with ‘natural light, order and beauty,’ as advocated by the Reggio Emilia philosophy.
Our environment and ethos is strongly influenced by the Reggio Emilia philosophy which was developed in the Italian community of Reggio Emilia. The program is designed to be child-centred using an emergent curriculum where projects and themes have been inspired by the children’s own interests.
The main elements of the approach are creativity, critical thinking and problem solving, and the method of teaching promotes children’s learning by encouraging their natural inquisitiveness and independence. Our unique early years approach creates a learning environment that enhances and facilitates children’s construction of their own process of thinking through the combination of all the expressive, communicative and cognitive languages.
Our nature learning plans are created around the beliefs that:
- Children are capable of constructing their own learning;
- The environment is the third teacher;
- Children are communicators in ‘The Hundred Languages‘;
- Children form an understanding of themselves and their place in the world through their interactions with others.