Image of the Child

The Reggio Emilia approach to education is based on nine principles that inspire and guide teaching practices.  Of the nine, the image of the child, I would argue, is the most important.  Reggio educator Carlina Rinaldi defines it by stating that “the child is a producer of culture, values, and rights, competent in learning and… continue reading

What is a portfolio?

Scheduling forms have recently come home inviting you to attend your child’s Portfolio Day.  For new and returning families alike, I wanted to share our work to develop and use portfolios.  The portfolio is a collection of student work.  By the end of your child’s time at the GRCDC, you will leave with work from kindergarten – fifth grade that… continue reading