Our ethos at EtonHouse International Pre-School Franchise • An Phu
“There are hundreds of different Images of Child. Each one of us has a different Image of the Child that directs us as we begin to relate to a child. In turn, the enviroment we construct around us, along with the way we interact with children, reflects the image we have about children”.
Loris Malaguzzi, Founder of the Reggio Emilia Schools Project
Aligning with the Reggio Emilia approach, we see parents as the child’s first teacher, ourselves as the second teachers and the environment as the third teacher.
Our classrooms are open and well equipped with lots of open-ended materials, many from nature, for our creative children to use imaginatively.
Our teachers design stimulating, purposeful play areas; spaces that often bring the outdoors in. These are interesting to our children and appeal to their natural curiosity – the environment as the third teacher in action. They encourage the children to engage in what we term “intentional play” – play that is constructed to elicit goal-oriented learning.