- Reggio Emilia
Play-based programs are the most common type of preschool and Kindergarten, and are founded on the belief young children learn best through play. Largely open-ended and minimally structured, play-based programs aim to develop social skills and a love of attending school. “Pre-academic” skills are taught, but in a more indirect way than at, say, an Academic program: through children playing in different “stations” set up around the classroom, which children choose on their own volition. Stations often contain an indirect lesson or developmental goal. Play-based classrooms are highly social and active.
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What e.p.i.c. School says: e.p.i.c. School is where meaningful learning happens. Discover our challenging, progressive curriculum with a multi-sensory, movement-based approach to literacy and numeracy, nature inquiry, French, Music, and Science and Discovery where we nurture problem-solving skills, plus a rich arts program to ensure early learning is as it should be: messy fun. These formative years are critical which explains our small classroom communities and exciting programs shaped to grow life-long learners. Parent involvement is welcome and a range of community events from assemblies to family learning nights all contribute to the life of the school. Discover e.p.i.c. School at www.epicschool.com