The Reggio Emilia approach is used by teachers at BBELC to create environments that serve as a Third Teacher. Teachers become observers in the learning process and track the children’s interests through observations during play.
The Creative Curriculum for Toddlers
The teachers create weekly lesson plans that allow the children to learn through experiences, such as playing with toys, imitating and pretending, enjoying books, connecting with music and movement, creating interpretations through art, tasting and preparing food, exploring in the sensory areas, and participating in outdoor play.
The Curriculum outlines Goals and Objectives in the following areas:
Social/Emotional Development – To learn about Self and Others
Physical Development – To Learn about Moving
Cognitive Learning – To Learn about the World
Language Development – To Learn about Communicating
Weekly lesson plans are posted for parents as we feel the home school connection plays a tremendous role in your child’s development. Our teachers track your child’s progression using the goals and objectives from the Creative Curriculum. You will have the opportunity to meet with your child’s teachers after receiving progress reports that are handed out twice a year. These meetings provide an opportunity for teachers to discuss all your child’s accomplishments throughout the year.
Daily sheets also highlight curriculum activities. These correspondences are a great tool for parents and teachers to keep track of a child’s day.
Be on the lookout for Documentation boards in your child’s classrooms! These boards document weekly activities and highlight your child’s accomplishments!