Manangatang and District Pre School believes that relationships form the key to quality education.  We believe that respectful, interactive relationships between children and adults  form

the basis of positive self-image for the child.  When the teachers nurture the child’s interests with warmth and caring, both adults and children grow and learn together.  Adults respect the

children as confident competent learners and communicators.  They encourage their sense of belonging with increasing knowledge of their community and the world around them.  Our

teaching is inspired by the Reggio Emilia philosophy.

Reggio Emilio philosophy is based on the recognition that young children have many ways in which they can express themselves, and that we, as educators, must tap into those ways and

engage the children in their learning.  Children are motivated to learn when they have opportunities to make choices in an environment that is enriching and stimulating. Children are

curious from infancy and have a desire to learn from their environment and those around them. We provide a stimulating, interesting and natural environment that allows children to

explore and engage in experiences that they plan and carry out.  Children learn best when they engage in experiences that they are interested in and that the adults, teachers and parents

work together honestly to increase understanding, respect and knowledge.

We believe that parents and family are the most significant persons in the child’s life. We strive to work in a partnership with the families to benefit the child. Our doors are open to families at all times and we encourage daily communication between parents and staff members. Parents and family members are encouraged to actively participate in our program.

We believe that each child is a unique individual who develops at his/her own rate. We strive to provide culturally, linguistically, and developmentally appropriate programs that focus on the process of learning and help children enjoy successful experiences.

We believe that an honest, stable, safe, healthy, comfortable, and culturally relevant environment is crucial to a child’s physical, emotional, social, cognitive and creative growth.

We believe in positive guidance techniques. By establishing consistent, age appropriate limits, we help the children function in their world. Our programs are designed to develop in children a sense of independence, social competence, confidence and responsibility.

Our goals are as follows; activities with children aim to be child directed, teachers assist in the facilitation of learning, we construct our classroom as a means for learning and we set up the classroom environment to allow children to explore, to question, to work independently, within a group or with an adult.