The Curiosity Approach
The Curiosity Approach is a modern day approach to Early Childhood. Taking parts from Reggio, Steiner, Te Whāriki with a sprinkle of Montessori. It's a beautiful recipe book of wonderful ingredients, carefully mixed together with experience, passion and a love of Early Childhood. It's baked together in a mindful oven of loveliness that needs thoughtful practitioners and professionals to be mentally present, thankful and forever curious about their career with little children. Be Curious, Have Fun, Make a Difference!
The desire is to empower and ignite passion and excitement in Early Childhood Educators. Accreditation will teach us the tools and knowledge to enable us to create a culture of curiosity, awe and wonder embedded at the heart of your setting.
As a team we started our accreditation in May 2018 and we are looking forward to sharing all our wonderful new thoughts and ideas with you all.
Part of the approach is providing real life
objects to use. The staff have been eagerly
scouring car boots and charity shops the last few weeks.
We have focused on plants and evoking our senses by planting herbs, lavender and heathers which are very tactile.
As part of our continuous growth and development within our curriculum, I set the team a challenge to find what they believe the be the most curious item at the Charity shops in Woodbridge. The challenge was to work together as a team to find items that would spark curiosity and awe with the children.
The teams each choose the item they collectively believed to be most curious. Lisa and I then judged which item we believed the winner. The girls found some great items including a compass, a rice steamer and a wig. All these items can be used during play to support children`s awe and wonder. New words are can be introduced and imaginations ignited.