Inspired by the Reggio Emilia approach, the guiding principle behind Terra Mandarin Preschool's program is to nurture the infinite capabilities of young children. This approach allows children to investigate and create meaning through play and project based learning, understand that all learning is connected, and experience every event as an opportunity to gain a new and exciting understanding of the world. Our children have opportunities to learn math through music, acquire language through art, develop their abilities to relate to one another through play, and solve problems together in the playground and during snack time. At Terra Mandarin, teachers are students, students are teachers, and parents are partners in a collective learning environment.
Observe and listen to children because when they ask "why?" they are not simply asking for the answer from you. They are requesting the courage to find a collection of possible answers.
-Loris Malaguzzi, Reggio Emilia