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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, Spring 2020:

Dear Prospective Parents and Caregivers,

We are currently closed but eager to reopen when it is safe and allowable to do so. In the meantime, you may email me with any questions or to schedule a virtual tour. I wish you well during this challenging time and look forward to “meeting” you and your child virtually until we can all be together in person.

Warmly,

Nicole

nicole@austinwoodlandschool.com