The Environment As The Third Educator
The learning environment plays a key role in the Reggio Emilia approach. Children thrive in environments that are suited to their interests and developmental stages. Here at Two Peas In a Pod Early Learning centre our approach to the environment is viewed as a place that is welcoming, authentic aesthetically pleasing, culturally representative of community, embraces nature and filled with purposeful materials. The layout of the environment promotes relationships, communication, collaboration, and exploration through play. Materials are thoughtfully added to the environment to promote creativity, thinking and problem solving skills, questions, experimentation and open-ended play.