Our Kids 20th logo

Find the best schools at

  • Meet with top-ranked schools
  • Speak with school leaders and admission directors
  • Get feedback from current students and parents.

Whether you’re 99% sure of your school choice, or just starting out, parents agree attending the Expo saved them time and provided the answers they were looking for.

There is no time to wait! Get 50% tickets today.

First Name:
Email: Valid email address required
Confirm Email: Email doesn't match
Expo Location: required

What is a Reggio Emilia preschool?

The main features of Reggio Emilia-inspired preschools and daycare programs

Find a list of schools  

Along with Montessori and Waldorf, Reggio Emilia is one of the main types of preschools offered in Canada. Reggio preschools offer a combination of academic and play-based learning. The focus is on social interaction, project-based learning, and multi-modal learning.

Below, we outline the main features of these preschools and daycares. Keep in mind, though, that preschool programs can vary in terms of aims, policies, teaching approaches, and more. 

Main features of Reggio Emilia preschools

  • Self-guided curriculum: With help from the teacher, children are given the freedom to explore their interests and pursue projects based on them. Similar to Montessori and Waldorf, sometimes do this on their own and sometimes in small groups.
     
  • Social interaction: The classroom is set up for lots of interaction. Kids interact with teachers and peers throughout the day. They also work with their peers in small groups of two to five. It’s believed that kids learn well through interaction, play, and collective problem solving.
     
  • Multi-modal learning: In Reggio preschools, kids are encouraged to express themselves in lots of different ways. They also using a wide range of artistic media, such as painting, sculpting, and drama. And they’re urged to share their thoughts and ideas in many ways  based on the idea of “the hundred languages.”)
     
  • Project-based learning: The Reggio Emilia preschool curriculum makes projects a big focus. Kids work on both short- and long-term projects. These are typically initiated by kids, although teachers provide ample guidance. Projects often start with an open-ended idea or problem posed by a child.
     
  • Teacher support: Reggio teachers support kids in a number of ways. For one, they observe kids to see what interests them. They also connect them with meaningful activities. And, they post children’s work across the classroom. This helps both teachers and kids view student progress throughout the year.
     
  • Parent involvement: In a Reggio preschool or kindergarten, kids are encouraged to be active in school. This can include day-to-day interaction, advising, and work in the schools. It can also involve taking part in field trips and celebrations. What’s more, many parents use Reggio principles in their home.

 

Preschool questions (read our in-depth answers)

Answers to the question “What is a Reggio Emilia preschool?” from school officials

“Reggio Emilia values the child as strong, capable and resilient, rich with wonder and knowledge. It is a project-based program, and the lessons are based on the interests of children.” Marcel Pereira, director of Century Private School, a Montessori school in Richmond Hill, Ontario.

“We believe that the best approach for children is the Reggio Emilia-inspired program. Students learn through exploration and discovery in a supportive and enriching environment. The environment should also be organic, tranquil, and aesthetically pleasing.” Vanessa Sjerven, teacher at Elmwood School (the early years program), in Ottawa, Ontario

 

 

Find Private Schools:
advertisement

List of Reggio Emilia preschools

 
FILTERS:
Type
Grades
  School Name Type Cost

Hudson College (est. 2003)  

  • Toronto, Ontario
  • JK to 12 Coed
  • Day school (355 students)
Hudson College is a non-denominational, co-ed school offering superior academic programs from JK to university entrance. [View profile]
School Expo Exhibitor - Toronto
  • Traditional
  • Reggio Emilia
$15,600

Our Kids
Review

User
reviews (4)
• Our Kids Review
• User reviews (4)
Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Coed 15600

St. Michaels University School (est. 1906)  

  • Victoria, British Columbia
  • K to 12 Coed
  • Day school (738 students)
  • Boarding school (257 students)
Independent K-12 boarding & day school in Victoria, BC, Canada focusing on university prep. Find out how a SMUS education can benefit your family. [View profile]
  • Progressive
$18,500 to $77,490

User
reviews (3)

• User reviews (3)
Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Boarding Coed 18500

Richland Academy (est. 2002)  

  • Richmond Hill, Ontario
  • PS to 8 Coed
  • Day school (150 students)
Richland Academy is a Reggio-inspired, International Baccalaureate candidate school that offers programs from 24 months to Grade 8 in Richmond Hill. [View profile]
  • Progressive
  • International Baccalaureate
$17,500 to $18,300


Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools Day Coed 17500

The Bishop Strachan School (est. 1867)  

  • Toronto, Ontario
  • JK to 12 Girls
  • Day school (825 students)
  • Boarding school (75 students)
Located in Toronto, The Bishop Strachan School is Canada's oldest independent JK to Grade 12 day and boarding school for girls, welcoming students from Toronto and around the world. [View profile]
School Expo Exhibitor - Toronto
  • Progressive
$32,060 to $60,730

User
reviews (1)

• User reviews (1)
Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Boarding Girls 32060

Kingsway College School (est. 1989)  

  • Etobicoke, Ontario
  • PS to 8 Coed
  • Day school (400 students)
Kingsway College School offers programs for PK to grade 8 in Etobicoke. Its average class size is 17 to 21 students. [View profile]
School Expo Exhibitor - Toronto
  • Progressive
$5,800 to $27,300


Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools Day Coed 5800

Havergal College (est. 1894)  

  • Toronto, Ontario
  • JK to 12 Girls
  • Day school (870 students)
  • Boarding school (50 students)
Havergal College is an all-girls school in Toronto for students in JK to Grade 12. Preparing Young Women to Make a Difference Since 1894. [View profile]
School Expo Exhibitor - Toronto
  • Liberal Arts
$32,750 to $59,875

Our Kids
Review

User
reviews (1)
• Our Kids Review
• User reviews (1)
Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Boarding Girls 32750

High Park Day School (est. 2010)  

  • Toronto, Ontario
  • JK to 8 Coed
  • Day school (30 students)
Summit Micro School offers an alternative program from JK to Grade 8. Reggio Emilia inspired Kindergarten and Project Based Learning programs inspire and engage while developing essential 21st Century skills. [View profile]
  • Progressive
$8,300 to $18,400


Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools Day Coed 8300

ArtsCalibre Academy (est. 2011)  

  • Victoria, British Columbia
  • PS to 8 Coed
  • Day school (165 students)
ArtsCalibre Academy empowers students through creativity, mindfulness and leadership. We offer Preschool to Grade Eight in 2017/2018, adding one grade per year through to Grade 12. [View profile]
  • Progressive
  • Reggio Emilia
$800 to $5,850


Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools Day Coed 800

Mississauga Christian French School (MCFS) (est. 2008)  

  • Mississauga, Ontario
  • PS to 8 Coed
  • Day school (60 students)
Mississauga Christian French School offers programs from pre-school to grade eight. Its average class size is 15 students. Offering an Olympic-sized Gym. [View profile]
School Expo Exhibitor - Halton-Peel
  • Progressive
$7,000 to $9,000


Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools Day Coed 7000

Vincent Massey Academy (est. 1985)  

  • Etobicoke, Ontario
  • NS to 3 Coed
  • Day school (230 students)
Vincent Massey offers a balanced approach to education, setting your child up for succecs in all avenues of life. [View profile]
  • Progressive
  • Reggio Emilia
$8,500


Preschool Kindergarten Elementary Day Coed 8500

Robbins Hebrew Academy (est. 1957)  

  • Toronto, Ontario
  • NS to 8 Coed
  • Day school (380 students)
Robbins Hebrew Academy (RHA) teaches students to think critically and globally, in a community that builds self-esteem and life-long character. RHA is Toronto’s first Jewish school to be CAIS accredited. [View profile]
  • Progressive
  • Reggio Emilia
$13,050 to $17,790


Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools Day Coed 13050





Canada's #1 private school guide Our Kids is proudly Canadian Our Kids is Parent Tested, Parent Approved





Disclaimer: Information presented on this page may be paid advertising provided by the advertisers [schools/camps/programs] and is not warranted or guaranteed by OurKids.net or its associated websites. See Terms and Conditions and Privacy Policy. Our Kids ™ © 2018 All right reserved.

Sign up to receive our exclusive eNews twice a month.

You can withdraw consent by unsubscribing anytime.

Name:
Name is required.
Email:
Email is required.
verification image, type it in the box
Verification code is required.
Our Kids

From Our Kids, Canada’s trusted source for private schools, camps, and extracurriculars.