Creative Inspiration Journey School of St. Cloud provides a groundbreaking, organized Reggio-inspired approach that offers interdisciplinary learning, through project-based experiences. We differentiate and enhance instruction through “gifted teaching methods”, that prepare every student for success in school and life. Our curriculum features environmental responsibility through an agricultural component and reliance on repurposed materials. We value compassion, mutual respect, creative and critical thinking, and collaboration, while recognizing the relevance of our actions locally, nationally and globally.
Creative Inspiration Journey School is an educational program inspired by Reggio Emilia. The curriculum is based on interdisciplinary learning. It is well-balanced and designed to foster each child’s growth in social, physical, cognitive, and emotional development.
- It allows room for teacher and child directed activities that utilize critical thinking skills, communication and collaboration
- Our children are competent, resourceful, inventive learners, capable of co-constructing knowledge while fostering their natural talents
- We embrace a collaborative partnership inclusive of the community, parents, teachers and students
The Reggio Emilia Approach to Early Childhood Education is named after the town of Reggio Emilia in the Emilia Romagna province of northern Italy. In Reggio Emilia, publicly funded schools provide education for children from birth to six years. These schools have been described as among the best in the world. Although the Reggio approach was initially implemented in Early Childhood settings, it is now being integrated in Elementary schools around the world including Reggio Emilia itself.
CIJS is an educational program inspired by Reggio Emilia. We establish an environment where children love to learn through self-discovery, imagination, and creativity while interacting with others in a friendly and safe atmosphere. Our environmentally conscious and natural surroundings integrate the green philosophy that we implement on a daily basis. The curriculum is well-balanced and designed to foster each child’s growth in social, physical, cognitive, and emotional development. It allows room for teacher-directed and child-directed activities that utilize critical thinking skills, communication and collaboration.
Our children are competent, resourceful, inventive learners, capable of co-constructing knowledge while fostering their natural talents. We embrace a collaborative partnership inclusive of the community, parents, teachers and students.
We are excited to offer a Reggio inspired, project-based curriculum that focuses on the 100 ways children think, understand, dream, explore, discover, play, invent, speak, sing, and listen. Our unique and innovative curriculum is designed to instill a love for Life Long Learning in every child. We have the flexibility to individualize curriculum in each classroom that best supports the Reggio Emilia guiding principles of the hundred languages of children.
We foster the well-being of the whole child through healthy eating, promoting creative/inquiring minds/bodies, and insisting upon mutual respect for both the teachers and students. Welcome to CIJS of St. Cloud!