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Preschool Philosophies: Reggio-Emilia, Play-Based, Arts-Integrated, STEM-focused


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Choosing a preschool for your child can be an overwhelming task, especially in Chicago where there are so many options.  What does a Reggio-Emilia, Arts-Integrated, or Play-Based curriculum mean? What does a STEM-focused curriculum look like in preschool?  With so many different preschool philosophies, how do you know which philosophy works for you and your family?


In this discussion, you will learn about various philosophies in early childhood education programs and the benefits of each philosophy regarding character development in early childhood. In addition, our panelists will discuss some things to consider during the preschool search to help you prepare to choose a preschool for your family. There will be time for Q&A at the end! 


Our esteemed school panel consists of:

Kevin O'Brien, Director, Mary Meyer School

Meg Fitzgerald, Director of Early Childhood (PreK-SK), Bennett Day School

Samantha Maxwell, Preschool Director, Bubbles Academy Arts-Integrated Preschool

Dr. Camille Franklin, Ed.D, LSW, Family Engagement Coordinator Network 4, Chicago Public Schools OECE

Sarah Cudnik, Owner and Executive Director, Kids' Work Chicago Riverview


Thank you to our Presenting Sponsors: Mary Meyers School and Bennett Day School.   And we appreciate our Supporting Sponsor: Bubbles Academy Arts-Integrated Preschool


By registering for this event, you agree that NPN may share your name and email address with our presenting sponsor.


Thank you to our Presenting Sponsors


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