Approach To Learning

The CDC employs the Reggio Emilia Approach to learning, which includes crucial elements to counteract the harmful effects of childhood trauma and exposure to family violence. The Reggio Emilia Approach supports traumatized populations through positive relationships, comforting environments, child-centered activities, and parent participation to restore family bonds and promote healthy attachments. For our child survivors, the collaborative, individualized learning environment paves the way to more promising futures.

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Development Assessment

As a part of the program, every child in the CDC undergoes a developmental assessment, which helps teachers and parents assess how well the child is developing and reaching important milestones. This assessment also helps determine how to best support the child’s development by providing parenting support, activities, community connections and referrals.

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