Reggio Emilia

Each child is unique and is active in his own development. Children like to learn, are naturally enquiring and they want to communicate and create relationships with others.

Loris Malaguzzi

PEDAGOGICAL APPROACH

L'écoline, the first Swiss school inspired by Reggio Emilia

Based on the core principles from Reggio we continually reassess what they mean to our learning community.

L’écoline is a school based on the values of peace, joy and cooperation. A school where children are free to express their own unique potential, to acquire and develop their creativity, their confidence and
self-awareness, and the pleasure of learning. 

A bilingual school which helps children to become
aware of the world around them and which encourages them to be actively-involved and
responsible citizens.

VISION OF THE CHILD

Each child is unique and full of potential

We believe that children are capable of making their own hypotheses and co-constructing knowledge with their peers and creative, reflective educators in ways unique to them. We see them as citizens with rights and we find magic in their poetic way of expressing themselves.

ROLE OF THE EDUCATOR

To build relationships of trust with children and families

We see our role as educators to support each child in their unique learning journey. We give time for them to work at their rhythm and we become researchers with them; documenting our work in reflection with them and our colleagues. We believe that learning is great fun when we are following our own hypotheses with our friends and working at our full potential, secure enough to make mistakes.

ENVIRONMENT

Stimulating environment inspired by Nature

We create a stimulating environment in our light, spacious interior and work daily at the beach and in the forest. Together with atelierista across the arts and sciences, our team works with children, families and the community to create an authentic culture of learning that inspires us all. Quality, beauty, care and joy are valued and apparent in our relationships and in our work together.

Want to know more?

We would be delighted to welcome you onsite for more information and a tour of our school.