Explore, Engage, Experience
The Reggio Emilia Approach
HFCC follows the Reggio Emilia approach to early childhood development. We have structured knowledge-share programs with other Reggio Emilia inspired schools around the country as well as active member ship with the North American Reggio Emilia Alliance (NAREA).

The Reggio Emilia approach is based upon the following set of principles:

  • Children must have some control over the direction of their learning
  • Children must be able to learn through experiences of touching, moving, listening, seeing, and hearing
  • Children have a relationship with other children and with material items in the world that children must be allowed to explore
  • Children must have endless ways and opportunities to express themselves

The Reggio Emilia approach to teaching young children puts the natural development of children, as well as the close relationships that they share with their environment, at the center of its philosophy.



1590 S. Cabrillo Hwy, Half Moon Bay, CA 94019
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