Scissortail Children's School is an organic and Reggio inspired organization that values the ideas and interests of the children in our care. We are looking for honest, caring and dedicated employees to join our team! Applicants should be passionate about early childhood education and have a love for enriching the minds of little ones while guiding them through a philosophy that fosters their creativity and curiosities. Applicants should be excited to collaborate with others and have a desire to further their professional education.
PRINCIPLES OF REGGIO
THE IMAGE OF THE CHILD
Children are competent individuals with unique perspectives, experiences and interests.
ENVIRONMENT AS THE THIRD TEACHER
The furniture and materials in the classroom are intentionally placed to inspire curiosity and provide opportunities to learn.
The importance of all relationships and interactions involving the children’s lives; this includes but is not limited to families, teachers and children.
Teamwork is encouraged. Children, families, parents, teachers and the community collaborate to provide an optimal learning environment.
Our teachers listen closely to the children and devise numerous ways to provoke further thought and action. They ask open-ended questions to better understand the children’s schema and promote further investigations.
PROGETTAZIONE (LONG-TERM PROJECTS)
These are flexible plans for the further investigation of ideas and interests.
ONE HUNDRED LANGUAGES OF CHILDREN
We believe children have more than 100 ways of expressing themselves. It is our responsibility to provide them with as much variety in materials as possible for them to express themselves.
We embrace transparency, namely, open floor plans and transparent containers to house materials whenever possible. Additionally, there is transparency in communication with the parents and openness to other cultures and communities.
Teachers document the process children choose to take during their projects. Observations and verbal conversations are written down, photos of the children at work as well as artifacts the children produce are included in the final documentation piece. These factors are discussed, interpreted and displayed in each classroom to create a visual representation of the learning that has occurred.