Kidtopia is a Reggio inspired preschool program that incorporates a blend of Waldorf and Montessori principles. We view children as competent, curious, and full of potential.
The children take the lead in this program, as they propose ideas, make choices, develop and test hypotheses. The teacher closely observes and listens, asks leading questions, and helps to further that exploration.
Our approach is cooperative and conversational. Early impressions of learning are incredibly important. Children deserve a safe, beautiful space where they are encouraged to follow their curiosity and joy.
All materials will be as open-ended as possible to expand creativity and build problem-solving skills. We will build social skills, such as listening, and conflict resolution, as we engage in our projects and activities. Rather than having our children focus on memorization and duplication, we will encourage reflective, critical thinking skills through imaginative play.