Learning Approaches

Reggio Emilia

The Reggio Emilia approach to early learning is deeply embedded in Kinder Koala whereby we incorporate their beliefs and understandings of children and learning into our values and daily practice.

We strongly believe all children are strong, capable and resilient; full of wonder and knowledge. It is the Reggio belief that all children have a voice. This approach provides opportunities for children to share their ideas, opinions and make connections in their learning journey.

Our curriculum is respectful of children, their rights and their desire to learn. We also believe that every child brings with them a deep curiosity that drives their interest to understand their world and their place within it. Our goal is to embrace this curiosity, challenge each child’s thinking and facilitate their eagerness to learn and construct understanding.

Project work is fundamental to the Reggio Emilia approach to learning. Project based learning provides children with an opportunity to investigate and explore an area of interest. This includes inquiry based projects, which can last for as long as the children are showing interest in the topic. The project can be viewed in many aspects of the environment, such as through drawing and sculpting, dance and movement, painting and pretend play, modelling and music, ensuring each one of these allow children to use their senses and all their languages to learn.

S.T.E.M. Education

A learning approach that focuses on science, technology, engineering, and math. We cover subjects like gravity, electricity, sound, and water to foster an interest in children about how the world works. In this program, we use extensively the STEM learning tools/materials from renowned HAPE brand from Germany.