Early Bird has adopted many practices from the Reggio Emilia approach. Our environments are designed in a natural way that invokes focus, curiosity for the natural world, and authentic learning. Our center focuses on respect for the child and trusting their unique, developmental learning processes. Our curriculum is emergent from children’s interests. We believe that children should be given a lot of choice and freedom to explore their passions and that teachers should provide guidance and set up inviting environments that will stimulate curiosity and engagement in the children. Children’s learning is documented daily to encourage reflection and self-confidence. We value open communication and family and community involvement and have an open door policy.