Our mission is to introduce
the first Reggio-Emilia inspired pre-k program in Bethesda-Chevy Chase and
give parents a fresh pre-k alternative for their children.
Inspired by the internationally acclaimed
Reggio-Emilia teaching philosophy created in Italy, Chevy Chase Reggio's program
is tailored for toddlers and pre-k children.
Numerous international awards have helped
recognize Reggio-Emilia as the best teaching environment for a child's first
out-of-home learning experience. Our philosophy embraces the natural curiosity
and imagination of children to inspire within them a lifelong excitement to
At Chevy Chase Reggio, we believe passionately
that learning should be an adventure. Your child's experience is bounded only
by his or her imagination and dreams.
Our curriculum is based on the Reggio
Emilia approach to early childhood education, which encourages young children
and their teachers to explore, question, and discover in a stimulating environment.
We aim to provide warm, safe and nurturing environment which will cultivate
children's optimal social and emotional growth as well as their physical and
Our program lays the foundation for your child's lifelong skills as a learner,
teaching them how to:
- Respect others
- Channel their natural curiosity
- Share and take responsibility
- Question and explore
- Use their environment to learn responsibly
We hold the following beliefs and values:
CHILDREN ARE. . .
capable learners who thrive in
an vibrant curriculum. We value teachers who support a child's creative exploration.
able communicators who gain understanding
through active learning. We value children's expression through a variety
social beings embedded within a family,
community, and culture. We value the involvement of family and community members
in the life of our school.
part of a community of learners. We
value the inspiration of our children's continuing adventures and the opportunity
they provide for community reflection.
OUR LEARNING ENVIRONMENT.
. . is safe, healthy, and
nurturing. We value our physical environment and the role it plays in developing
our sense of community, well-being and opportunities for learning.
fosters play. We value play as a means
of developmentally appropriate learning. Play encourages independence and
offers the opportunity to explore in a setting that has been thoughtfully
established for this purpose.
documents our beliefs. We value our
environment as a canvas for documenting ideas, emotions and development.
CONSISTS OF. . . qualified,
compassionate faculty. We value professional development and the implementation
of the best current practices in early childhood education.
parents, faculty, staff and children.
We value open, continuous communication among our collaborative partners.
the town of Chevy Chase, the preschools
of Reggio Emilia, and people everywhere who are interested in high-quality
educational experiences for young children.