Reggio Approach, as well as Project Approach forms the foundation on which our program is formed. Our program is structured to align with NAEYC's Code of Ethics, as well as provide developmentally appropriate practice. This is defined by NAEYC to provide children with opportunities to learn and practice newly acquired skills. It offers challenges just beyond the level of their present mastery and it takes place "in the context of a community where children are safe and valued, where their physical needs are met, and where they feel psychologically secure"*.
We align our learning experiences with the PA Early Learning Standards, which are are guidelines to aid teachers in making learning experiences available that support children's growth and development in the domains outlined.
We look forward to re-joining the Keystone STARS program this year, as we took a couple of years off to re-organize our program!
*(Bredekamp & Copple 1997, pp.14-15, Dodge, Colker & Heroman 2002, p 1)