Approaches to Early Learning: Montessori 03.20.18

learning approach, believed that the role of the learning environment was to foster independence and agency in each child, independent of input or direction from adults beyond minimal assistance and…

Building Better Brains 11.03.17

…development. Based on the research, we know that by using the right tools- singing, talking, expanding vocabulary, modeling constructive behavior and conflict resolution, enabling curiosity and exploration, facilitating engagement with…

Meet Our Thought Leaders: Ed Melvin, Outdoor Education 12.22.17

Landscape Architect and Outdoor Learning Thought Leader Ed Melvin has shared his appreciation of the great outdoors with SHP for five of his 30 years in the industry. During that…

What Does Your Playground Sound Like? 07.17.17

…I received included: crickets, music, quiet, birds, echo, my friend laughing. The children envisioned a playground that included adventure, a store, swings, ladders, slides and a hill to roll down….

Approaches to Early Learning: Reggio Emilia 02.27.18

learning strategies, it will provide high-level insights that allow for the appreciation of the varied learning approaches. REGGIO EMILIA In the aftermath of World War II, there emerged in the…

Approaches to Early Learning: High/Scope 03.08.18

…approaches to early childhood education and examine their impact and reliance on space. While this series won’t provide a comprehensive examination of the history and evolution of early learning strategies,…

Rockwern Academy Outdoor Learning Project

What Does Your Playground Look Like? 04.04.18

…encourages freedom of exploration, which is one of the most valuable outdoor learning tools of all. For example, asphalt is not visually appealing, but it teaches children how to run,…

Early Childhood Education