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!
Magnet schools first emerged back in the civil rights movement as a desegregation tool and to this day, have continued to build their reputations as innovative, visionary, public-choice schools open to all students, regardless of their zip code. Today there … Continue reading What the Best Magnet Schools All Have in Common
As a parent, you know that getting your child into the right school is a top priority. Between checking out the local public school, learning about your magnet and charter school options, and keeping private education in the back of … Continue reading Navigating the Magnet School Application Process in Connecticut
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
Reggio Emilia is not new to early childhood education, but it is certainly gaining momentum across elementary and preschools nationwide. And as adoption of the Reggio approach grows, so does the need for early childhood educators who have specialized training … Continue reading How Reggio Emilia Training Can Benefit Aspiring Educators
The terms “magnet” and “charter” schools are sometimes uttered in the same breath. So far, you may have gathered that these two types of schools offer a specialized education, however, the fine details can get complicated. With leading magnet schools … Continue reading Magnet School vs. Charter School: What’s the Difference?
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?
Magnet schools are free and public, however, they do differ from your traditional public schools. Confusing? Just a little bit. Objectives, curriculum, and funding make magnet schools and public schools very distinct in their approaches to education. There is no … Continue reading Magnet School vs. Public School: What’s the Difference?
Navigating your way through all the educational choices for your child (and choosing the right school) takes a lot of research. You may have seen that magnet schools are one option many parents find to be quite attractive. From their … Continue reading What is a Magnet School?