Reggio Reflections from Ms. Meg

What an amazing 3 days of learning and reflection!  I keep revisiting this idea we were presented with called, “the culture of childhood.”  It is an idea that the child is a holder of rights and potentials that that goes beyond what they need or lack. From the very beginning of life children have capabilities and connections to one another and the Reggio Approach
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Principal Post March 26, 2015

Dear Barbara Vick Families, Just some information to bring you up to date Staff in Italy Last Friday, March 20th the Vick and Vick Village sent 6 staff members off to study in Reggio Emilia, Italy.  This is the home of the Reggio approach to early childhood education, a philosophy we have been exploring for a number of years.  This study tour will give staff
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Reflections from Ms. Amanda

As I look back over the past three days thinking about what, when, and how I will implement all that I have gained during this amazing opportunity, I am reminded of the most important lesson, to slow down. I mustn’t get caught up in everything that “has” to be done but rather I need to move with my children at their pace and become
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Ms. Raven’s Reflection

I visited the Girotando center for 3-5 year olds. Girotando translated in English is “Ring Around the Rosie” a metaphor for the values of the school. The game “Ring Around the Rosie” embodies the importance of relationships, friendship, and solidarity. All of these values were evident in my visit to the school.    The children were deeply involved in various projects in small groups using
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The image of the child and the teacher

Today we had the wonderful experience of having our first full day learning from the pedagogistas at the Loris Malaguzzi International Centre.  The focus of today’s learning centered around the values of the Reggio Emilia Educational project and the image of the child and the teacher. We are currently on our way to visit our first schools and each of us are reading through
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Barbara Vick’s Commitment to Life Long Learning

On Friday, March 20, 2015 a group of Vick staff members began a journey that will have lasting effects for our work with our students, our school and ourselves.  We are writing to you from the town of Reggio Emilia, Italy, often thought of as the birthplace of early childhood education. The preschool and infant-toddler centers of Reggio Emilia are based on the image
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September/October 2014 Newsletter

 Newsletter SEPTEMBER/OCTOBER 2014                                                                                                             VOLUME1  “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed people can change the world.  Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.” Margaret Mead  School News New Beginnings and New Learning The 2014-2015 school year is off to a great start!   The children have transitioned nicely from the carefree days of summer into the structure of a new school year. 
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Scholastic Book Fair – Order Online Today!!!

Please enjoy the option to shop online, share link with family and friends willing to support out Scholastic Book Fair. Online shopping available04/04/2014 – 04/24/2014 Link: http://bookfairs.scholastic.com/homepage/barbaravickearlychildctr1


February 2014 Newsletter

FEBRUARY 2014 Faith is taking the first step even when you don’t see the whole staircase. Martin Luther King, Jr. SCHOOL NEWS SCHOOL SCHEDULE  No school on Wednesday, February 12th.  Spring Break is April 14th -16th, 2014.  Report card Pick-up Day is Monday, April 7th. THE BARBARA VICK WEBSITE IS LIVE!!! Please visit our new and improved website at www.barbaravick.cps.edu .  You can take
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October 2013 Newsletter

OCTOBER 2013 VOLUME 1 SCHOOL NEWS It is hard to believe that we are already on our eighth week of school! The end of the first quarter is at the end of this month. The children have all settled into the routines and structures ofthe school day. Their days are busy with many activities; finding places to hang a sweater or iacket, putting belongings
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