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How Children Learn

Just as children begin to talk, crawl and walk at different times they develop at their own pace academically.  
 
We believe that before learning can happen a child needs to be safe, healthy and happy.  This is why we serve only healthy snacks, hold gymnastics and yoga classes, spend time outdoors daily and have a licensed Kindermusik instructor on staff.

Welcome to Parma Preschool!

A Reggio- Inspired Part -Time Preschool

Imagine a School Where...

  • Children create the curriculum.
  • Teachers do not give answers, but help children find them.
  • Nature is valued.
  • Children are respected and seen as capable of learning on their own.
  • Families are valued.
  • Children learn through their learning style.
  • Teachers document children’s learning through play.

What is Reggio?

Our philosophy is rooted in the many ideas and components of the Reggio Emilia Approach. 

 

"Founded by the visionary teacher and humanitarian, Loris Malaguzzi, the Reggio Emilia approach refers to the philosophy of early childhood education that originated in Reggio Emilia, Italy following the destruction of World War II. This unique approach to education begins with a particular and strong image of children, of adults, of education, and of life, and flows from a set of guiding principles. Reggio Emilia, is a town still thriving today, more than 50 years since the first gestures of rebuilding and advancing were made."

OUR GUIDING PRICIPLES ARE:

 

  • WE HOLD A STRONG AND OPTIMISITIC IMAGE OF THE CHILD WHO IS BORN WITH MANY RESOURCES AND EXTRAORDINARY POTENTIALS

 

  • THE 100 LANGUAGES ARE A METAPHOR FOR THE EXTRAORDINARY POTENTIALS OF CHILDREN

 

  • PARTICIPATION VALUES AND FOSTERS DIALOGUE AND THE SENSE OF BELONGING TO A COMMUNITY.

 

  • THE FLOW OF QUALITY INFORMATION VIA DOCUMENTATION INTRODUCES PARENTS TO A QUALITY OF KNOWING THAT TANGIBLY CHANGES EXPECTATIONS

 

  • RESEARCH REPRESENTS ONE OF THE ESSENTIAL DIMENSIONS OF LIFE OF CHILDREN AND ADULTS, A KNOWLEDGE-BUILDING TENSION THAT MUST BE RECOGNIZED AND VALUED

Borrowed from NAREA- The North American Reggio Emilia Alliance.

 


 

 

 

  

Awards and Licensing

Our preschool has been involved in the Step Up To Quality program since it first began!  Since inception, our program has maintained the highest quality standards.  Currently, we have 5 STARS.

Read more about Step Up To Quality here.

 We are licensed through the Ohio Department of Jobs and Family Services

We currently have contracts with Universal Pre-Kindergarten of Cuyahoga County and The Ohio Department of Education.  These offer families discounted preschool.  

 This year we will be going through our re-accreditation with The National Association for the Education of Young Children.  We have maintained accreditation status for the past 5 years.