Center in Tucson, AZ 85737
11620 N Copper Springs Trail
Tucson, AZ 85737
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Community Extension Programs at Copper Creek Elementary School provides high-quality before and after school care for children 5-14 years of age. Copper Creek School Age Program offers homework support, creative media (i.e. art, science, dramatic play), invitations for exploration, investigation and design, recreation and other educational activities in a safe, clean, friendly, fun and age-appropriate learning environment.
Our ProgramOffers several packages to choose from Conveniently located at your childs school Encourages health and fitness Promotes literacy/Homework support Works side by side with the school and families to better serve every child in the program Serves a balanced and nutritious snack daily
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The city of Reggio Emilia in Italy is recognized worldwide for its innovative approach to education. Its signature educational philosophy has become known as the Reggio Emilia Approach, one which many preschool programs around the world have adopted. The Reggio Emilia philosophy is based upon the following set of principles:Children must have some control over the direction of their learning; Children must be able to learn through experiences of touching, moving, listening, seeing, and hearing; Children have a relationship with other children and with material items in the world that children must be allowed to explore and Children must have endless ways and opportunities to express themselves.
The Reggio Emilia approach to teaching young children puts the natural development of children as well as the close relationships that they share with their environment at the center of its philosophy. Early childhood programs that have successfully adapted to this educational philosophy share that they are attracted to Reggio because of the way it views and respects the child.
Parents are a vital component to the Reggio Emilia philosophy. Parents are viewed as partners, collaborators and advocates for their children. Teachers respect parents as each child’s first teacher and involve parents in every aspect of the curriculum. It is not uncommon to see parents volunteering within Reggio Emilia classrooms throughout the school. This philosophy does not end when the child leaves the classroom. Most parents who choose to send their children to a Reggio Emilia program incorporate many of the principles within their parenting and home life. Even with this bridge between school and home, many people wonder what happens to Reggio children when they make the transition from this style of education to a non Reggio Emilia school. The answer is that there is some adjustment that must take place. In most school environments, intellectual curiosity is rewarded, so students continue to reap the benefits of Reggio after they’ve left the program.