As Reggio-inspired schools, we view children as competent, capable, and rich with ideas. We believe children have the right to observe, investigate, and explore the world around them through play. Every child has unique strengths, and our teachers create environments and experiences to capitalize on these. Our emergent curriculum invites teachers to learn alongside children, encouraging discovery, curiosity, and confidence, while allowing the ideas of the children to be implemented.
Our program fosters a lifelong love of learning and assists children in recognizing and appreciating their own talents, as well as the talents of others. We view our schools as a community where each and every person’s gifts and ideas contribute to our environment.
Play is often talked about as if it were a relief from serious learning. But for children, play is serious learning. Play is really the work of childhood.
our school community
Each of our schools is unique in their exterior appearance, as well as how they proudly reflect their families and communities. In a Reggio-inspired school, the environment plays a significant role in creating a successful program and is often referred to as the “third teacher.”
At Kinderberry Hill, we believe children appreciate beauty, and we intentionally fill our spaces with authentic and beautiful items. These natural, rare, and carefully selected materials promote creativity and open-ended play. Most importantly, our schools are places of community and collaboration. The sharing of ideas, opinions, and views is encouraged.
Loris Malaguzzi, the founder of the Reggio Emilia approach, describes the Reggio environment as “a place of shared relationships among the children, the teachers, and the parents [ . . . ] (creating) a feeling of belonging in a world that is alive, welcoming, and authentic.”
Our passionate and experienced management team strives to offer children a uniquely warm, inviting, and child-centered school in which to discover, learn, and grow. Strong relationships are formed to create a partnership throughout your child’s years with us.
Our schools are staffed with caring, fun, and educated teachers. Kinderberry Hill is committed to hiring, training, and supporting talented and educated early childhood professionals. Our teachers work to align children’s’ interests in loving, nurturing, and positive ways which support students’ self-esteem and learning potential.
At every one of our schools, an onsite nurse leads wellness efforts by monitoring health and safety conditions, allergies, and dietary restrictions. In addition, our onsite nurses dispense medications, provide first aid, and serve as a health and wellness resource for children, families, and staff.