>I am a returnee to the Artsednet group...(I am Linda Cox)...and I am
>interested in starting a preschool art class in my community...anyone have
>any input? I would sure appreciate it. Thanks, Linda Cox
>615 Camino Cereza
>Los Alamos, NM 87544
>From: Lindsborg Arts Council <lindsart>
>To: Arts Ed Net <artsednet.edu>
>Date: Wednesday, December 16, 1998 11:00 AM
>Subject: Reggio Inspired Approach
>>To John and Sandra and anyone else who is
>>interested in the Reggio Emilia schools. Reggio Emilia is a
>>town in northern Italy. The town started a preschool in 1963 with
>>these principles and is currently operating 23 preschools for children
>>3 months to 3 yrs. old.
>>Summary of principles:
>>1. The image of the child: all children have potential, construct their
>>learning, and are capable.
>>2. Community and system: children, family, teachers, parents, and
>>are interactive and work together.
>>3. Interest in environment and beauty: school and classrooms are beautiful
>>4. Collaboration by teachers: team, partners, working together, sharing
>>sharing in projects.
>>5. Time not set by clock: respect for children's pace, time table, stay
>>with teachers for
>>several years, and relationships remain constant.
>>6. Emergent curriculum/projects: child-centered, following their interest,
>>returning again to add
>>7. Environmental stimulation: encourages activity, involvement, discovery,
>>and using a variety of media.
>>8. Documentation: observing, recording, thinking and showing children's
>>Summarized by Dr. Rebecca Isbell