Our Reggio-Emilia-Inspired approach develops our young students’ character, confidence and collaboration skills vital to making students classroom ready. Our educators support children in exploring and investigating as they grow in competence to symbolically represent ideas and feelings through any of their "hundreds of languages" through words, movement, drawing, painting, building, sculpture, shadow play, collage making, dramatic play, music, etc. All streams connect to the overarching theme of “Around the World” with the inspired Reggio-Emilia program’s designation being culture. Our educators follow the children's interests and do not provide focused instruction in reading and writing. However, they foster emergent literacy as children record and manipulate their ideas and communicate with others. Teaching and learning are negotiated processes between adults and children, involving generous time, in-depth revisiting, and reviewing. Long-term, open-ended projects are important aspects for collaborative work.