newtonTabLogo.jpg  Kat Horion joins Newton’s Jewish Creative Preschool

The Jewish Creative Preschool is excited to announce that Kat Horion will join their team of educators for the upcoming school year. Horion is passionate about the Reggio Emilia philosophy of early childhood education. She holds a Master of Education from Lesley University and a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of Massachusetts.

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The Reggio Emilia approach is an educational philosophy described as student-centered and constructivist that utilizes self-directed, experiential learning in relationship-driven environments. Developed after World War II by psychologist Loris Malaguzzi and parents in the villages around Reggio Emilia, Italy, it is based on the principles of respect, responsibility, and community through exploration and discovery through a self-guided curriculum.

Horion joins the Jewish Creative Preschool with over 10 years of experience as a Jewish early childhood educator. Horion shares that she is gratified to be able to work in an environment that embraces both the Jewish values and the philosophy of Reggio Emilia and is committed to facilitating the teacher/child relationship so that they can become successful learners.

Horion's involvement in the Reggio Emilia philosophy has led her to research, design, and create a Nature Explore playground at her previous school. She presents nationally on implementing nature curriculum into early childhood education and creating dynamic outdoor classrooms.

Hand Painting"We are looking forward to have Kat bring her experience, enthusiasm and knowledge about the Reggio inspired curriculum to our growing school," says Itty Prus, Director of the Jewish Creative Preschool.

Jewish Creative Preschool, a project of Beth Menachem Chabad, unites children, teachers, family & community in a positive and constructive early childhood experience. They offer a creative, progressive, Reggio-inspired Jewish environment where a child’s individual style of learning will be valued and nurtured. Their Jewish values drive the curriculum, environment and school culture. They model and encourage kindness, respect, compassion, confidence and responsibility.

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There are only a few spots still open for the 2017-18 school year. Click here to fill out the Information Request Form or call Itty at 617-244-1200.