An emergent curriculum allows for children to learn about things as they become ready. At The Knowledge House, preschoolers enjoy working independently and cooperatively in a community classroom with other children ages 2yrs 9 months - 6 years old. Each child has a unique learning experience and is allowed to work at their own pace and to work with materials that interest them. Through play, students explore new ideas and relationships which help to enrich learning and build self-confidence.
How we blend Montessori and Reggio Emilia
Educational Montessori materials encourage play and learning through doing real life activities and hands-on educational materials.
A Montessori school is often called a "children's house" because the school belongs to the children. Everything in the school is child sized and prepared to help children succeed and build confidence in their abilities.
While in school students are encouraged to
do what they are able to do.
take care of themselves
take care of others
Reggio Emilia classrooms use a variety of natural materials and have an emergent curriculum. Topics that interest the children become the curriculum. A chosen topic can be spread across many areas of class to include academics and arts.
Open-ended art and play materials are integral to daily activities.
Children are encouraged to think for themselves, ask questions and practice problem solving skills.
MATERIALS & PLAY
Our materials and activities are hands-on and play centered and provide a variety of experiences for children to learn from. Preschoolers at Knowledge House are allowed to work at their own pace to develop and meet their individual needs while challenging themselves to problem solve and try new things as they are ready.
We are very fortunate to have outdoor areas that include fruit trees, a garden, chickens and our rabbit, Mopsy. Children have opportunities to feed the animals, plants seeds, bulbs and seedlings, pick berries, apples, pears, and vegetables from our garden.