Reggio Emilia Approach
Olsen Avenue Community Children’s centre adopts the Reggio Emilia approach. The Reggio Emilia approach is an innovative and inspiring approach to child care education. The focus is to value the child as strong, capable and resilient. All children have great potential and a wide scope of curiosity which leads them to learn to understand their world and how they fit in to it.
Originating in a village in Italy, Reggio Emilia, was a movement toward a more progressive and inclusive early child care education. While the approach is not trained, it is defined as “Reggio inspired” which is largely based using an adaptation of the approach specific to that of the needs of the community in which the child care centre is based. There is not a ‘one Reggio Emilia approach fits all’ as each child, teacher, parent and community would have its own needs and interests.