Discovery Zone is a Reggio-inspired child development center. What does that mean, exactly? It means, among other things, that we hold a strong image of children, believing that they are naturally curious and therefore capable of shaping their own learning experiences. It means that we believe that the environment- the spaces and materials available to children- serves as a teacher just as much as the adults in the room. It means that we are on a constant journey to learn together, as a community, observing and listening and exploring.
Here is a video created by one of our consultants, David Oh. David has been hard at work behind the scenes this school year, serving as a valuable resource and coach for our staff as we embrace new ways of thinking and new ways of being with children. Hopefully, this video will provide some insight into these new concepts.