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Being Present

Being Present

December 14, 2018

Today I want to share an observation from Mike Graham, one of our educators at Frog Hollow, and remind us of the importance of Being Present. As educators in early-years centres and school-age programs, we are left with many different kinds of responsibilities; from providing diaper change and bottle-feeding, to getting engaged in conversations and … Read More

Cognitive Knots

Cognitive Knots

December 7, 2018

Recognizing “Cognitive Knots” and welcoming the uncertainty they offer is one of the ways our educators at Frog Hollow “observe” children and engage with their ideas. In The Hundred Languages of Children, Carolyn Edwards defines cognitive knots as follows: “Just as a knot in woodgrain impedes a saw cutting through, and just as a knot … Read More

Relationships and Connections

Relationships and Connections

November 30, 2018

Relationships and connections are important principles of the Reggio Emilia approach. Educators of Reggio Emilia believe that humans are interconnected and interdependent beings. Lella Gandini speaks of educators, families and children as the three subjects of education that are always in relation with one another.1 The child is never alone. Children are always in interaction … Read More

The Reggio Emilia Approach

The Reggio Emilia Approach

November 23, 2018

Here at the Frog Hollow Reggio-Inspired Learning Centre we’re always looking for ways to spread the word about the many amazing benefits of the Reggio Emilia approach to early childhood education. The Reggio Emilia approach has inspired many around the world since its inception after WW2. It is not a teaching method per se, but … Read More

6 stages of Curriculum Design

6 stages of Curriculum Design

November 16, 2018

Progettazione, or the “Projection of Curriculum” is a complex and yet rewarding process in which educators of Reggio Emilia imagine potential paths for the emerging curriculum. Inspired by the Reggio Emilia approach, the educators at Frog Hollow have been experiencing with this process for the past few years. The Curriculum Design Process consists of 6 … Read More

Frog Hollow to Participate in Universal Childcare Initiative

Frog Hollow to Participate in Universal Childcare Initiative

November 10, 2018

  A very exciting announcement was made at our Satellite Daycare today by Premier Horgan and provincial and federal ministers: the province-wide Universal Childcare Prototype Initiative – a trial run of the $10/day child care plan at 53 centres across the province – has begun, and Frog Hollow Neighbourhood House’s Satellite Daycare has been selected … Read More

Environment as the Third Teacher

Environment as the Third Teacher

November 9, 2018

One of the most common questions that I receive at our workshops is, “how do you manage to spend time with small groups of children when you have so many other children in the room?” There are many different factors that play a role in how we live with children in our shared space and … Read More

New Glossary of Terms

New Glossary of Terms

November 2, 2018

Every program has terms and phrases they use that are specific to their approach. Recognizing that some of the language we use at Frog Hollow may be unfamiliar to new educators and our families, we have created a glossary of terms. Phrases we use frequently, such as “invitations”, “provocations” or “hypothesis” are briefly defined here … Read More

The Encounters Exhibit

The Encounters Exhibit

October 25, 2018

We are very excited to announce the Encounters Exhibit, to be held at various locations in Vancouver from January 15, 2019 to February 15, 2019. The theme is Making Children Visible, so I wanted to share some of our thoughts on how Frog Hollow Reggio-Inspired Learning Centre works to make children visible in our society. … Read More

Second Annual Conference! February 21st to 23rd, 2019

Second Annual Conference! February 21st to 23rd, 2019

October 19, 2018

We are excited to host our second annual conference this year from February 21st to February 23rd, 2019. Workshop: Engaging Families in Emergent Curriculum – Stories from Hilltop Educator Institute On the evening of February 21st, join us to learn about ways to engage families in emergent curriculum. Sarah Felstiner from Hilltop Children’s Centre will … Read More