Rich environments elicit children’s interests and talents, and help to deepen their engagement in practice and thought.

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January 21st, 2015

Students have been working with Mr. Holohan to create very special centerpieces for our Dragon Gala being held January 31st. (more…)

Fontbonne University, B.A. Early Childhood Education

Webster University, M.A. Pedagogical Coordination in the Reggio Emilia Approach.

Colleen is a coach for the junior kindergarten tri-art camp at The St. Michael School of Clayton. Her love of children and learning facilitates her classroom.

About Reggio


The Reggio Emilia approach is an educational philosophy that focuses on each child’s natural development, emphasizing that learning must make sense to the student in order to be effective and meaningful. In Reggio inspired schools, many different points of view are valued and respected, including the points of view of the individual child, the teachers, and the parents.

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