About us

Our interest in the issue of education in nature arises in particular from the encounter, made possible by the partecipation to the european project BRIC and the Learning to Learn project, with the Forest School of Main, Germany, which we visited and with which we had several opportunities for discussion.
The exchange gave to the working group a real and possible variation in the purpose of being able to do school without school, that is, not necessarily inside a building, showing how natural space could be deeply re-evaluated and considered as highly educational. From 2012, in the Brescello's preschool, an educational approach is experimented and expanded which sees in the close link with nature and with "the outside" an important educational component.

This led us to see and look at the floodplain with new eyes, an environment very close to our school and inhabited in a constant and frequent way at least one day a week, all year round, with all groups and in any weather. Going into the flood plain on a weekly basis requires the implementation of a punctual organization that boys and girls share respecting shifts and sequences in preparing for the exit: wear overalls and boots, fill your water bottle and put it in the backpack looking for the name. We believe that being in a flood plain also supports different autonomies from the individual: motor, cognitive, relational, emotional autonomies, which being in a different environment from school favors.

Recently, the same approach to a systematization of educational experiences in nature has also been expanded in the Carmen Zanti intant toddler center, in which an outing on the floodplain was proposed weekly to the older children section. Experience that teachers intend to consolidate and carry on.

The educational services of the infant toddler center and the municipal preschool of Brescello are managed by the Azienda Servizi Bassa Reggiana , a public body that deals with childhood and services for the eight municipalities of the Union Bassa Reggiana : Boretto, Brescello, Gualtieri, Guastalla, Luzzara, Novellara, Reggiolo, Poviglio.
The Progettoinfanzia Association is concerned with promoting the educational philosophy of nursery schools and municipal nursery schools in the Bassa Reggiana area.

Trees in the floodplan
Diego's graphic

Pedagogical coordination

The Pedagogical Coordination , made up of six professional pedagogists, operates in the municipal preschools and infant toddler centers of the Bassa Reggiana, which also includes Brescello. Born in 1988, the Coordination aims to systematise 0-6 educational practices, knowledge and experiences, respecting and enhancing the singularities expressed by the individual municipal territories.

The Pedagogical coordination promotes:

• Educational planning
• Documentation
• Participation of families
• Professional development plan for teachers
• Organization of infanti toddler centers and preschools
• Observation in the sections

School, educators, pedagogist

We are the children, educators and pedagogist of the Soliani Scutellari preschool in Brescello .

The school can accommodate 75 boys and girls, divided into three sections homogeneous by age and is followed by the District Pedagogical Coordination.

Nella scuola dell’infanzia operano sette insegnanti: due per ogni sezione, più una insegnante di sostegno. A supporto del lavoro educativo collaborano tre operatrici ausiliarie e una cuoca.

Le insegnanti sono Cristina Artoni, Cecilia Sessi, Raffaella Tondelli e Ilaria Zanichelli, Valeria Camurri e Francesca Cucchi.

Nel nido d’infanzia C. Zanti operano le educatrici Simona Bruttomesso, Stefania Cittadino, Antonella Pezzali, Lisa Provenghi, Graziana Soragna, Stefania Valente.

Alessandra Ferrari is the reference pedagogist for the municipal infant toddler center and the preschool in Brescello.

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background

The educational approach that distinguishes our idea of childhood has as its cornerstone the belief that boys and girls have been competent towards others and the world since birth, that curiosity, the deep desire for exploration and discovery that guides them makes them capable builders of their knowledge and active protagonists in learning.

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