"The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart." - Helen Keller

The Children’s Studio has been inspired by the schools in Reggio Emila, Italy, and is centered on the idea that respect for children’s innate competencies are crucial to helping children gain the confidence to freely question, explore and create. We are committed to honoring children’s perspectives, while deepening their understandings. Teachers support childrens’ ideas in an environment where investigation, hypothesizing and creating is the norm. We encourage children to develop in their own ways, as they work and play in an atmosphere of invitation and small group settings along-side peers and teachers. Provocations in the classroom become the back drop for sustained inquiry and challenging projects. Consistent with the practice of the Reggio Emilia schools, we see the classroom as a child’s “Third Teacher”. Classrooms are arranged with carefully chosen materials and activities intended to encourage all areas of a child’s academic and social development.

Above all, we respect each child's inclination to be happy and whole individuals and contributing members of a group. We are continually inspired by the natural curiosity, enthusiasm, and inquisitiveness we observe in the children as they work and play through the day. It is this inspiration that provides us with the four cornerstones that guide us as we journey with your children on their path through their early years.

                  4 Elements

                               We have created an environment where:

  • Teachers are devoted to developing a positive relationship with each child
  • Children are provided with a predictable and stimulating environment where they learn to trust and develop independence
  • Children have the opportunity to grow in the social, physical, cognitive and creative areas
  • Respect for the diversity present within our families and school community is ever present.
  • Children feel safe and secure to ask questions, take risks and explore freely.
  • Activities are adapted to meet the needs and rights of all children.
  • Teachers and caregivers are encouraged to develop as professionals at all levels of expertise.