The Mulberry Philosophy
Our Philosophy is Reggio inspired and based on a social constructivist theory that views knowledge as being built by the learner and social experiences. Social discourse and negotiation enable the student to build a personal knowledge base. This strong focus on social collaboration and working in groups helps children feel like equal participants in their learning as their thoughts and questions are valued. Children quickly become competent, capable, and full of ideas as they are driven by their own interests to understand and know more.
The Reggio Emilia approach is an educational philosophy based on the image of the child, and human beings, as possessing strong potentials for development.
Children are a subject of rights who learn and grow in their relationships with others.
The philosophy of Reggio Emilia is named after the city in northern Italy in which it emerged after World Wat ll; it prioritizes play-based, hands-on learning over a prescribed curriculum. This approach has three main components:
- the image of the child
- the role of the teacher
- the environment as the third teacher.
The Mulberry outdoor environment is an extension of the indoor environment. Whether rain or shine, we encourage children to spend time outdoors.
Our open space offers children opportunities for big movement, vigorous social play, and exploration wide and deep and small.
When a child learns outside they have opportunities to take risks, solve new problems, and overcome fears. Unlike traditional classrooms, your child is encouraged to move their entire body and fully use their imagination. They learn the magic of teamwork and tolerance while developing untapped sensory experiences.