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Welcome


Reeves Hill Day Care is a high-quality early learning registered family day care home. We are one of, if not the ONLY, Reggio Emilia Inspired pre-schools in the Harrisburg area. We offer a smaller group size, allowing for more one-to-one learning experiences and teacher interactions. We offer a consistent staff, as well as an amazingly inspiring environment for little ones curiousity to explore. We're glad your here.

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Welcome


Reeves Hill Day Care is a high-quality early learning registered family day care home. We are one of, if not the ONLY, Reggio Emilia Inspired pre-schools in the Harrisburg area. We offer a smaller group size, allowing for more one-to-one learning experiences and teacher interactions. We offer a consistent staff, as well as an amazingly inspiring environment for little ones curiousity to explore. We're glad your here.

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Program


Program


Our program is based from Loris Malaguzzi who is the founder of the Reggio Emilia Approach. We find that in addition to many other curriculum resources, we utilize the Reggio Approach, and Project Approach as the foundation for our learning center.

So What is Reggio Approach? Here's an introduction.
  • The child as an active participant in learning. The Reggio approach “sees a child as a very competent protagonist and initiator who interacts with their environment,” Lyon says. Andra Young, head teacher of a Reggio-inspired school in San Francisco, says that students are allowed to follow their own interests, but that “it's not willy-nilly.” For example, she says, students in her classroom were showing an interest in building, so she brought wood stumps and building materials into the classroom. While exploring how to hammer nails, the children were given the opportunity to reinforce math skills, problem-solving and emerging literacy—all in relationship to their hands-on project.
  • The significance of environment. “The environment of the school is seen as the third educator,” after the teacher and the parent, says Lyon. Most Reggio classrooms include a studio, or “atelier,” which is filled with materials such as clay, paint and writing implements. Children use these materials to represent concepts that they are learning in a hands-on way.
  • The teacher, parent and child as collaborators in the process of learning. “Normally,” says Lyon, “parents are not seen as part of the educational process in an authentic way.” But the Reggio approach views the parent as an essential resource for the child's learning. To foster community, Reggio schools host a variety of events throughout each school year, including conferences and special lectures for parents. “For example, a teacher observed that a lot of parents were complaining that their children weren't sleeping well,” Lyon says. The school responded by bringing someone in to speak to parents about the issue.
  • Making learning visible. “The teacher observes and documents the daily life of the school to make learning visible,” says Lyon. In Reggio-inspired classrooms, teachers use a variety of documentation methods, such as cameras, tape recorders and journals, to track children's thoughts and ideas as they play together or work with materials. For example, says Young, each child has a portfolio binder, including photographs of their projects, quotes from the child, artwork and writing samples. “It's kind of like a narrative of what the child learns at school,” says Young, noting that the children take great pride and satisfaction in their portfolios.
 
(Credit By Rose Garrett http://www.education.com/magazine/article/Reggio_Emilia/)
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The Third Teacher


The Third Teacher


Environment

 

At Reeves Hill Day Care, every aspect of our facility, the indoors, outdoors, is a teachable space. It's all about provocations!

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