“The wider the range of possibilities we offer children, the more intense will be their motivations and the richer their experiences.” Lori MalaguzziReggio Emilia Approach founder
Welcome to the Early Years, a place where memorable beginnings are crafted. With a foundation built upon the Reggio Emilia Approach, a uniquely progressive educational philosophy, WBAIS respects our children as competent and integral members of the community. Our highly experienced and qualified faculty facilitates learning through an experiential educational approach. Students learn and create via their senses, thereby exploiting their intrinsic curiosity and planting the seeds for future academic success.
As they become increasingly independent, make their own choices and realize at an early age that their actions do make a difference, this sense of ownership and self-direction will blossom into a life-long love of learning, increase their self confidence, and build relationships that resonate beyond the classroom.
At WBAIS we believe each child has an innate disposition for learning and a natural curiosity that is intentionally and carefully nurtured. Teachers implement the curriculum through keen observation and ongoing reflection of the children’s interests and needs. Through project-based learning, children are encouraged to be creative thinkers and original problem solvers.
WBAIS strongly values working in close partnership with families while respecting each child’s natural intelligence. In doing so, we ensure strong foundations are built during the early stages of development.
The Early Years Program
Our Early Years community draws its strength from relationships between children, teachers, parents, and the entire WBAIS community.
Our program is inspired by the principles of the Reggio Emilia Philosophy, rooted in values and our image of children. We follow an emergent curriculum where students co-construct their learning in partnership with their teachers, community, materials, and environment.
The view a child has of themselves as a learner is the foundation for learning and growth in the Early Years. We view every child as unique, capable, and competent. Our program nurtures the attributes of the WBAIS Profile of a Learner within our youngest learners!
Inside early years
"The space is an aquarium that mirrors the ideas and values of the people who live in it" -Loris Malaguzzi, Reggio Emilia, Italy