Our image of children no longer considers them as isolated and egocentric, does not only see them as engaged in action with objects, does not emphasize only the cognitive aspects, does not belittle feelings or what is not logical and does not consider with ambiguity the role of the reflective domain. Instead, our image of the child is rich in potential, strong, powerful, competent and, most of all, connected to adults and children (Malaguzzi, 1994, p.56).
The strong ‘Image Of The Child‘ includes the view that the child is an active protagonist in their growth and development processes. Through this vital principle of Reggio Approach, we at ABC recognize our children as having high potential for learning and change as they connect and interact within their cultural and social context.
In our classrooms, we place a greater emphasis on respect for children’s’ ideas, having the right to be respected, value for their own identity and supporting the child’s own process of growth and development. It is through the our trust in “Image of the Child” that we are bale to generate Strong, Rich and Powerful learners for future.