is based on the works of John Dewey, Jean Piaget, Lev Vygotsky, Jerome Burnner, and Loris Malaguzzi, among others. It recognizes the importance of community support and parental involvement.
Teachers have various roles, which differ from typical American preschools, they are primarily learners, co-researchers, observers, documenters, and relationship builders.
The environment is also a teacher. The center is set up in a way that it informs and engages the children.
Long-term projects will take place, based on the interests of the children, which will ensure deeper understandings. Children will be encouraged to come up with hypotheses, test them, and create new theories based on the outcomes. Exploration and discoveries will take place regularly.
The children will be encouraged to use a variety of languages to express their ideas: drawing, sculpting, painting, constructing, representing, dramatic playing, moving, music playing, and many others.
They will also learn to work productively in groups,both large and small, as they construct knowledge. They will begin to think in new and different ways.