buildingAt Fiddlehead School of Arts & Sciences learning is valued, reciprocal, and constructed as a shared process. Through observation and documentation we support an emergent curriculum that reflects the children’s interests.

Not a pre-set curriculum but a process of inviting and sustaining learning-after carefully planning a rich and thoughtful environment, teachers observe children.  From those observations, they reflect, plan and take action.

The power of documentation-documentation makes learning visible for the parents, teachers and children, and is also a tool to help direct the learning experiences in alignment with the children’s interests.

The many languages of children-the ability for children to communicate ideas through a variety of expressive mediums is known in Reggio as “The Hundred Languages of Children”.

Projects-a hands-on experiential approach provides opportunities for exploring projects generated by the children, a child, or the teacher.  Revisiting ideas and experiences helps to support understanding and learning throughout the year.

Other Inspirations

  • Place-based Learning
  • Theory of Multiple Intelligences
  • Inquiry-based Learning
  • Arts Integration
  • Ecological Teaching and Learning
  • Multi-Age Classrooms