We practice the Reggio Emilia Approach, which is based on the following principles:
- Children must have some choice in what they learn.
- Children engage with their senses to support them to learn.
- Children are encouraged to interact with other children and explore the world through objects and relationships.
- Children are encouraged to express themselves and are given the opportunity to do so.
- Children have 100 languages in which they communicate. Our educators understand those languages and what children are trying to say non-verbally.
Our staff are professionally trained in The Phoenix Cups Framework, which focuses on the Five ‘Cups’ Theory: Mastery Cup, Safety Cup, Fun Cup, Freedom Cup and Connection Cup. The Phoenix Cups is a philosophical framework, and our educators use this method to ensure our ELC children are happy and fulfilled when they are with us. It is especially useful for understanding what it is that a child who is non-verbal wants or needs.
The Phoenix Cups philosophy works hand-in-hand with the Reggio Emilia Approach, and together, ensure your child’s needs are not only being met, but exceeded.