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I'm going to be looking into a Reggio Emilia-based infant day center for our baby to arrive in the spring. We're planning on using them 3 days a week, when he will be 2 months old...
I was so excited about using the nearby RE daycare. But when my son was born, I just couldn't bring myself to put him into daycare. Now that he's walking and 10 months, I think RE daycare/school would be great. I ended up calling back the daycare listed above and they don't take infants anymore. Toddler only. Well anyways, I think it's a blessing. Because I found another RE school in my area. http://scandinavianschool.org/

Not only is it Regio Emilia, but they teach 3 of the Scandinavian languages there. From the website, it seems like the kids have so much fun! I'm very excited to enroll my son there. *keeping fingers crossed* I love the pictures of the kids sleeping peacefully together there and climing trees. I'm almost jealous...
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Hi All!
I am looking for schools (pre-k thru elementary) in any area that are Reggio-inspired or at least follow an "emergent curriculum" philosophy.
Know of any??
I teach at a reggio inspired school in Burlington Vermont (unfortunately: for new families coming in you are looking at a 3 year (at least) wait list

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Anyone know if there is there a country/state list of Reggio Emilia schools?
I can't seem to find one from the previously posted links.
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The North American Reggio Emilia Alliance may be a good place to start:

http://www.reggioalliance.org/index.php

And their links page has some school listings:

http://www.reggioalliance.org/profes...atedLinks.html

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thank you, I had been to their site so many times and couldn't find any list.
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My children are going to a Reggio Inspired School in Highland MI. They started their journey over 2 years ago. I love this place...great teachers...very literacy rich program...Hands on learning...NO TV"S...they have a great image of the child.
They truly have a wonderful emergent curriculum. My kids are thriving at this school.:
www.buildingblocksschool.com
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Anyone know if there is there a country/state list of Reggio Emilia schools?
I can't seem to find one from the previously posted links.
Jumping in late, but this thread seems like it could really be usefull to many.

If you can't find any RE schools in your area through the NAREA link DarkHorseMama posted you could also check out http://www.nais.org/: the National Association of Independent Schools.

We're in central Ohio, and according to the NAREA's listing there is only one RE school in our area. We have found 3 that are very well known RE schools in our area, and a few others that are RE inspired. You may find that some private schools in your area are actually hard core RE (which is what we found surprisingly) but for one reason or another they don't necessarily advertise the RE approach within the local community. I'd check out NAIS to find some local private schools, or even just start calling them up and asking their admin personel if they are an RE school or not, or know of any. I found out about our other local RE schools by joining a national RE list-serv when DD1 was much younger. The folks there knew of the other schools in our area in spite of their lack of listing with the NAREA.

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Our daughter has been in an RE daycare since she was a toddler and she loves it. I can't say enough about it. It's definitely not a free for all - there's plenty of structure (meals, naps or rest time, circle time) - but not too much (no time outs, lots of free choice about what they want to do).

I would recommend a book called The Hundred Languages of Children for anyone looking to learn about RE. It gives a sense of how child-driven learning can really work!
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Sabot School in Richmond VA is highly revered Reggio School. I visited yesterday and personally know a few of the teachers. It's really wonderful and I'll start subbing there tomorrow!

PS: Many of the teachers have gone to Italy to the commune.
I used to teach at that school (1996-2000). It's a magical place. I understand they have expanded and now go up to grade school at the Stony Point location.
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I used to teach at that school (1996-2000). It's a magical place. I understand they have expanded and now go up to grade school at the Stony Point location.

Hmmm, I'll have to go and check it out! DS#1 started at a different program in September, but it seems like the main focus there is religion (one that we do not practice) and I would be very interested in seeing if the Sabot School was a better fit for us.
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My daughter's public K-1 school is Reggio Emilia inspired this year. They designed a new school and additions to the old one based on RE and added cooking, dance, and Spanish to their curriculum Cafeteria meals are supposed to be family style, but there are too few volunteers and too much chaos and noise, unfortunately, for it to work like that.
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Oh, I forgot to say--we are in the south Dayton, Ohio area.

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My daughter's public K-1 school is Reggio Emilia inspired this year. They designed a new school and additions to the old one based on RE and added cooking, dance, and Spanish to their curriculum Cafeteria meals are supposed to be family style, but there are too few volunteers and too much chaos and noise, unfortunately, for it to work like that.
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Anyone in Erie County, NY hear of a 'inspired' by program? I know there are none technically, but I love the philosophy. Would like to get DD into something like this.
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i have my 5 year old dd1 in a re inspired pre school in East
prov. RI, the Brown Play School, and am currently looking at the learning brooke www.learningbrooke for 2 1/2 days of preschool for dd2 and kindergarten for dd1.

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i have my 5 year old dd1 in a re inspired pre school in East
prov. RI, the Brown Play School, and am currently looking at the learning brooke www.learningbrooke for 2 1/2 days of preschool for dd2 and kindergarten for dd1.

Is this a new school?

Almost 3 years ago I was very busy looking for a private K for my dd. I never checked out this school. It looks wonderful!
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Brown play school is not a new school, has been around for 50 odd years and is wonderful, but really just a preschool.

The Learning Brooke has been around 4 years I think they said, but I never checked it out when dd1 was ready for a preschool setting. We had heard such wonderful things about Brown, that when we checked them out we stopped looking straight away.

The one negative about the Learning Brooke for us is that it is a licensed daycare, and many of the children are full day, or seem to come in a differing times, which is a little odd to us. We are really just wanting a quality RE pre school setting for dd2, but they do also do a K too. Not sure on the cost though.
I am going with dd1/2 and dh on monday for a full tour. I am so excited for dh and the kiddos to see it fully!

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This is our local one:
http://childrensgarden-vail.com/index.html

Arabella is going to start there 2 days/week in the summer.

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I work at Prospect Latin School in Louisville, KY. It's a Reggio Emilia program. We have a website:
www.prospectlatinschool.org

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Brown Play School also has a new website www.brownplayschool.org

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although my kids have not attended this preschool, the website is:

http://www.lakewoodcatholicacademy.c.../preschool.pdf

The school is located on beautiful grounds, right on lake erie and next to a beautiful park.....
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In California, I know of these 2 and both have excellent reputations:

This one uses a full Montessori curriculum and incorporates the RE approach (they even belong to the North American Reggio Emilia Alliance):

http://womontessorischool.homestead.com/index.html

and this one:
http://www.discoverytreeschools.com/index.html

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We're starting an RE preschool in the fall as well. We had a lovely little Montessori school this year and sadly it's closing down. We were just going to forgo pre-K and start homeschooling early, but the RE school is brand new and looks like it has potential, so we're taking the plunge. I love that ours is small (7 kids I think) and I love the documentation aspect of RE. As a very attached mama, it will allow me to be a fly on the wall when I am not around

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I haven't seen anyone pipe in from my area- or anywhere in CT for that matter. I was looking for a RE preschool a while back and had no luck around here. I am going to try some of these links. Anyone from my neck of the woods?
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I would love to hear about a school like this for my daughter!

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www.burlingtonlittleschool.com

Burlington Washington - North of Seattle and South of Bellingham.
It's a Cooperative too.

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My boys will not be going to these schools b/c the 45 minute drive each way is just too much, but I was really interested in The College School in Webster Groves Missouri

Here is a link for the St. Louis area... St. Louis Reggio Schools

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these schools sound very interesting.
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You should check out the Wellspring Community School in Gladstone, NJ. They are Reggio inspired and have an emergent curriculum.
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Reggio Emilia Preschool in Miami - Bottega

My nephew attends Bottega Child Development Center in Miami (http://bottegachild.com) and loves it there. As a reggio emilia preschool in Miami, they do a great job of encouraging my nephew to learn by doing and experiencing. The staff at Bottega really cares.
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