Chicago Grammar School

Early Childhood: Reggio-Emilia

Reggio-Emilia Influence

The CGS preschool environment is strongly inspired by the Reggio Emilia approach to early childhood education and draws on the child’s interests and curiosity as the basis for the course of study. The program also includes an introduction to Spanish through songs, stories and rhymes. Integral to the program are the skills of an artist and musician whose work through symbolic languages enhances the child’s neuro-development particularly in the areas of fine motor and grapho-motor functions, sequential and spatial perception and output, and memory strategies.