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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, Summer 2020:

Dear Prospective Parents and Caregivers,

Woodland Schoolhouse is currently closed but planning to reopen entirely outdoors in September. We’ve always been a small, “mostly outdoor” school so, fortunately, this is 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. If you’re interested in enrolling your child this fall, please fill out our wait list form and I will reach out to schedule a time for us to connect.

Warmly,

Nicole

nicole@austinwoodlandschool.com