Our approach to learning at Sunnyside Kindergarten is inspired by the Reggio Emilia philosophy. This inquiry-based approach views children as capable, confident and co-constructive learners. It provides children with varied and meaningful opportunities to experiment with theories and ideas learned at kinder, both individually and in social settings.
Children are encouraged to pursue their own interests and learn at their own pace with our educators guiding them to promote relevant and in-depth exploration of the concepts they are learning.
The Reggio Emilia philosophy is centred around three core ideas, each of which contributes to creating the ideal learning environment.
Puzzles, games, and group projects encourage problem solving and critical thinking both individually and collaboratively with other children.
Creativity and expression are encouraged
Through classroom centres focused on creative and practical exercises, children can grow in confidence.
As they discover their own interests, children are encouraged to explore and question their environment, and learn what inspires them to learn and grow.
The Reggio philosophy of engaging with each other encourages children to build a connection with their peers, and learn important social cues, like respect.