NOW OPEN FOR FALL ENROLLMENT, AGES 2-5. LIMITED SPACES AVAILABLE.
Kaleidoscope Child Development Center is a play-based preschool and child care center for children ages 2-5 years old located in downtown Eugene, Oregon. We believe that children learn best in an environment that inspires creativity, curiosity, and joy. We are inspired by the teachings and philosophy of Loris Malaguzzi, founder of the Reggio-Emilia educational philosophy.
"Children practice and reinforce their learning in multiple areas during play. It gives them a place and a time for learning that cannot be achieved through completing a worksheet. For example, in playing restaurant, children write and draw menus, set prices, take orders, and make out checks. Play provides rich learning opportunities and leads to children’s success and self-esteem."
- Laurel Bonjiorno
It is the philosophy of Kaleidoscope Child Development Center that:
Children are deserving of and entited to mutual respect from the adults in their lives
Children are co-creators of and partners in their educational experiences
Each child is strong, independent and capable
Children yearn for knowledge and form their own world view based on their experiences
Just as the children living in and outisde of Reggio Emilia, Italy, we are inspired by the community in which we reside and the individual community of each family in our care.