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Gardengate Academy is an early childhood center offering a Reggio Emilia-based curriculum for children 8 weeks old through 5 years. Children are observed, listened to and recorded. Activities and studies are then designed based on what inspires their curiosity. They are encouraged to take their learning seriously, pursue questions with research, experiment and take on new challenges for improved understanding.
Reggio Emilia Curriculum
Gardengate Academy incorporates Reggio Emilia Curriculum, a philosophy based on creating meaningful learning experiences based on children’s interests. Teachers observe and reflect on students to create and adjust the play-based curriculum to foster real discovery and make every day a joyful experience.
- Infants – Teachers provide a nurturing environment with a curriculum filled with music, outdoor walks, art, and sign language.
- Toddlers – Children will engage in tasks that develop cognitive, physical, and social/emotional development, including mathematics, music, dance, and science.
- Preschool – Students will have opportunities to lead and be led by peers. Classrooms are organized to foster interest in manipulative materials and abstract concepts. Children engage in various learning such as sensory, languages, science, arts, reading, and writing.
- Kinder-1 – The older kids develop problem-solving, analytical thinking, emotional intelligence and empathy. With activities in math, language, science, arts & architecture, and reading & writing, they are prepared for success in future academic environments.
Contact Gardengate Academy to schedule a Saturday morning tour and to discuss September enrollment.