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Saturday, August 4, 2018

A New Approach to Teaching Children


An Early Education

It has been made clear that for a child to be successful later in life, their education plays a heavy role. Because of this, many parents are seeking ways to introduce education early to their child. However, not all children are, themselves, prepared for some of the approaches that certain schools take. For many, they are still in certain parts of their development and thus are not prepared or ready for the traditional forms of education. However, there is an educational approach that has seen wide popularity in Silicon Valley and has been reaching other parts of the country since.

This approach is called the Reggio Emilia model. In this model, Reggio Emilia schools mix play with education. Effectively, they examine the child's interests and create a model of education that mixes those interests with learning. In this way, the child is developing without even realizing that they are receiving an education. For many schools, this is an art-based approach, although certainly not limited to it.

One of the schools in Florida that has seen incredible success by adopting the Reggio Emilia model is Bartram Academy. While they keep their school size small, this allows the teachers to know their students and their students' families closely. Relationships are formed, and teachers are then better equipped to understand the child's interests and strengths and come up with lesson plans that better impact them. Considering that the Reggio Emilia model was given the award of being one of the best educational systems in the world in 1991, there is something to be said for it.

Whether you live in Florida or elsewhere, you may want to consider placing your child in a school that focuses on this form of a model. From one-year-olds to pre-kindergarten, many of these schools are still looking for students. However, because of the rising popularity of the Reggio Emilia model, seats are filling quickly. If you want your child to have a headstart, you should act now.





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