By Lucia Stacchiotti “Reality, as always happens in children’s hands, reveals once again its infinite potential for transformation.” Malaguzzi (Reggio Children Centre) A few weeks ago Rachel and I started to observe that the children really love investigating and creating in the Kitchen area and they usually explore it using the natural table, moving natural […]
“The emphasis in current approaches to early childhood curriculum is on investigations and projects that build on children’s strengths and interests and that respond to children’s questions, rather than one-off experiences based on what adults perceive children are interested in or need to know” (Arthur et al. p. 27).
My experience in the Early Childhood (EC) sector has been over many decades working for small to large sized organizations. In February this year, I made the move to Gumnut Gardens a stand-alone 46 place long day program in Paddington. What follows is a discussion of my experience of moving in to a leadership role […]
Imagine a world where the lines were harsh and unyielding, the textures were consistent and variation is unheard of. Does it inspire you? Now imagine a place where the carpet changes every day, the ceiling is a myriad of different colours, light, shadow and movement. The feelings and movement completely surround you, sometimes breezy, sometimes […]