A Reggio Emilia Inspired Environment
At LeClare, children are seen as rich and active learners. We strongly believe in providing a learning space where children can create and construct their own learning, allowing the environment to be the third and natural teacher. We aspire to create a space that balances aesthetics, functionality and opportunity. Materials are chosen because of their textures, colour and design, and set up with the objective of exploration.
Educators are encouraged to arrange their room spaces to inspire collaboration and flexibility, allowing for large and small group, as well as individual activities. The environment is lit to emulate a warm and welcoming atmosphere, through the use of mirrors, lights and shadow play where possible. Learning corners are ever-evolving to provide deeper exploration into various topics and to cater to children’s interests. It is also intentional and purposeful with their choice of authentic materials and resources available in the rooms.