Child Care News for Parents & Carers
February 3, 2021
Welcome, this week we consider the differences between the Montessori Steiner and Reggio Emilia approaches to early education to learn which is best for your family. Also, how to scaffold your child's mental health and emotional wellbeing.
What's the right fit for your family: Steiner, Montessori or Reggio Emilia?
Under the National Quality Standard, every early childhood education and care (ECEC) service must have its own statement of philosophy.

This philosophy:
  • Reflects the values and beliefs of everyone associated with the service;
  • Helps to shape the educators' approach to learning, development and wellbeing, and
  • Guides all aspects of the service's operations and practices.
Your ECEC service's early learning philosophy must meet your family's needs, and if you're looking for an alternative educational philosophy, then the Steiner, Montessori or Reggio Emilia approaches may have appeal.
Key ways to support your child's mental health
Good mental health is a powerful force in our children's lives. It enables youngsters to think, feel, act and interact in positive ways, and this kind of upbeat, resilient headspace has benefits both in the moment, and over the long-term.

Raising Children says that kids with good mental health feel happy and positive about themselves, enjoy their life, learn well, have healthy connections with others, are able to manage 'big feelings' (like worry, sadness or anger), and can bounce back when the going gets tough.
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