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Montessori Gets a Makeover

With an artful approach to early education, Reggio Emilia preschools are all the rage in Manhattan these days. Like Montessori, a popular education model in the 1960’s and 1970’s, The Reggio Emilia style is characterized by a collaborative classroom atmosphere, but with an emphasis on creation and aesthetics rather than basic task completion. Parents and children alike are enchanted, but can all this whimsy stand up in the face of New York City’s standardized testing culture? Make your own decision.

Posted: 12/12/07