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Our Kinder Program is designed and based upon the principles of the Reggio Emilia Approach to Education. The Reggio Emilia Approach is an innovative and inspiring approach which values the child as strong, capable and resilient; rich with wonder and knowledge.
At Barefoot Atelier, the Kindergarten Program offers a Progressive Educational Approach, a blend of Reggio-inspired and project-based learning. In the context of our intentionally designed environment, children are offered broad experiences in areas such as literacy, science, technology, engineering, art, mathematics and social emotional learning. The Kindergarten program shifts from an “emergent” curriculum to a “negotiated” curriculum. This “negotiated” curriculum allows and encourages children to work in collaboration with their teacher to create a new path of knowledge exploration and discovery indoors/outdoors. Children are allowed the right to build their foundation based on their own interests, creativity, and individuality. This foundation paves a strong path for future learning.