Have you ever watched a small child encounter something for the first time? Do you remember how they interacted with it? Did they carefully observe it, did they pick it up, shake it and listen, sniff it or lick it? … Continue reading The Hundred Languages of Children: What They Are & How They Inform Reggio Emilia Learning
Connecticut State Department of Education has named Riverside Magnet School at Goodwin College a 2016-2017 School of Distinction for the school’s extraordinary growth in the state’s Accountability Index. The achievement rests with the extraordinary SBAC scores from the school’s third … Continue reading Riverside Magnet School Recognized as a School of Distinction!
Choosing the right elementary school is an important decision that will shape your child’s educational experience both now and in the future. That’s why, it is so important to do your research and weigh out all the options before making … Continue reading Is a Magnet School Right for Your Child? The Advantages of Magnet School
In a Reggio Emilia inspired school, children’s interests are at large and in-charge! The purpose of a Reggio Emilia education is to engage each child’s personal learning potential – in terms of both development and relationship building. In order to … Continue reading 5 Examples of Reggio Emilia Activities You’ll Find at Riverside Magnet School
Let’s peek into a Reggio Emilia kindergarten classroom at the beginning of the school year. What do you see? The bare walls are ready to exhibit student work, and the large rug on the floor awaits eager learners. There is … Continue reading A Look Inside Reggio Emilia Kindergarten Programs
Over the last several decades, there has been a big increase in the different types of elementary schools available for parents and children to consider. Weighing the options can be a difficult, yet necessary step in ensuring that you, as … Continue reading Different Types of Elementary Schools to Consider for Your Child
Parents want what is best for their children at every stage of their child’s life. From the moment their babies are born, ensuring they are safe and receiving the proper care is of utmost importance. As they grow into toddlers, … Continue reading Is a Magnet Elementary School or Private Elementary School Best for my Child?
In a Reggio Emilia-style elementary school, you will find instructors who use a child-guided curriculum which allows children to communicate and learn through “one hundred languages” – not just speaking, but making art, singing, engaging with nature, and developing relationships … Continue reading The Key Guiding Principles of a Reggio Emilia Elementary School
Imagine a school that offers continued enrichment for your child, even after the “school” day is over! At Riverside Magnet School, pre-K students through grade 5 can participate in the After-School Studio Program, which extends their day until 5:45pm, Monday … Continue reading Afternoon Studio: Riverside Magnet School’s After-School Enrichment Program
There is nothing more important to a parent than providing their children with access to a learning environment where they can achieve the greatest scholarly potential. All children have unique learning styles and not all classroom environments are conducive to … Continue reading What You Can Expect in a Reggio Inspired Classroom
The Reggio Emilia approach to early childhood education is acclaimed for so many reasons. In this alternative philosophy, children are situated at the center of learning. Reggio Emilia communities regard children differently than traditional educational systems, even from the very … Continue reading The Role of Parents in a Reggio Emilia Education
Are you considering the different preschool or elementary school options for your child? Choosing a school is a momentous choice for parents like you, and it is important that all options be measured before deciding on the best fit for … Continue reading Reggio Emilia vs. Montessori: Which is Right for Your Child?
With so many early childhood education options available to toddlers and preschoolers today, making the right choice for your child can be an overwhelming endeavor. However, it’s easy to narrow school options down by at least 50 percent, according to … Continue reading Reggio Emilia Preschools: All Your Questions, Answered
The foundations of learning that are laid in elementary school can have a significant impact on your child’s development, both intellectually and socially. As a parent, it is up to you to select the style of education that will be … Continue reading What Makes Riverside Different? 4 Ways Alternative Elementary Schools Stand Out
A Reggio Emilia School offers an open-minded, exploratory method of early-childhood learning that encourages diversity, flexibility and relationship-building. Geared towards student-directed activities and play, Reggio Emilia is a modern technique that appeals to the ideals of many families. Children learn … Continue reading How Children Learn at a Reggio Emilia School
We know how busy parenting can be. Making sure that your child has all the nurturing and enrichment they need; running from work to family obligations, keeping up on your home, accomplishing daily chores, and devoting time to relationships – … Continue reading A Magnet School Program Designed for Busy Parents
Searching for the right elementary school for your child can be a challenging experience. Matching a school’s mission with your family’s ethos can be at the forefront of your mind, while at the same time, you’re also considering academics, creativity … Continue reading 4 Key Benefits of Magnet Schools for Children
The Reggio Emilia Approach is a core philosophy of preschool education which gives advocacy to children within the classroom. At Riverside Magnet School, we take a Reggio Emilia inspired approach to learning. We celebrate the learning process with reflection, documentation, … Continue reading What is the Reggio Emilia Approach and Why Does it Matter?