Laurie Kocher teaches kindergarten in the public school system in British Columbia. She is continually exploring and adapting her work to reflect the growing influence of Reggio-inspired principles. These photos represent some of those ongoing transitions in the environment. Contact Laurie at firstname.lastname@example.org
Our garden bench provides an inviting place to come and sit with a friend or read a book. The storage shelves are filled with family photos brought by the children – a reminder of our community of families.
Offering “real” materials, pots and pans, dishes, and the like, fosters a sense of home, and a respectful appreciation of caring for things.
Placing computers side by side invites the possibility of collaboration. The nursing rocker, a reminder to me of my own children, makes a great story reading chair.
Our art studio is set off by a wall of mirrored tile – this helps to reflect colour, light, and transparency back into the room. Baskets are used as much as possible to bring in a natural element.
Our dress-up collection is made up of open-ended materials (fabric, tablecloths, scarves) that can be used in a variety of ways.
The addition of driftwood logs to our construction area offers one more medium to work with, and lends a natural element to the environment.