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Nature Schools & Reggio Emilia

A few good reads on nature preschools, The Reggio Approach, and the benefits of play:

Nature Preschools

mag.audubon.org – Article on nature preschools, discussing cognitive benefits of outdoor time in the early years

bostonglobe.com – Article on nature preschools & kindergartens emerging in the US

academia.edu – Research on prosocial behavior exhibited in preschool aged children through nature-based activities

The Reggio Emilia Approach

https://www.naeyc.org/ – A thorough overview of the approach, with detailed examples from a classroom

https://www.pbs.org – Helpful comparison of Reggio, Waldorf, and Montessori approaches

widipedia.org – Nuts & bolts of the Reggio Emilia Approach and its origins

Play

independent.co.uk  – Great article on the benefits of play — by Dr. Peter Gray, research professor of psychology at Boston College 

COVID-19 Update

COVID-19 Update, March 2021:

Dear Prospective Parents and Caregivers,

Woodland Schoolhouse reopened entirely outdoors as of September 2020. We’ve always been a small, “mostly outdoor” school so, fortunately, this has been a natural and minimal shift for us. We are taking COVID precautions very seriously and have implemented many new routines and policies designed to keep our environment as safe as possible while open.

I’m deeply thankful for the opportunity to offer a joyful, outdoor environment where your child can grow and thrive with a small, consistent group of friends this year. Our class is now full for the 2021-22 school year, but I invite you to fill out our waitlist form so I may reach out if we have an unexpected opening. 

Warmly,

Nicole

nicole@austinwoodlandschool.com