Drawing inspiration from the Reggio Emilia approaches to education, educators in Child at Street 11 use the constructivist approach which allows children to be actively involved in the process of their learning. The focus moves from the teacher to the child as the child is viewed as being competent, creative and confident.
The child is born with knowledge and the teachers’ role is to work with children in the process of co-creating knowledge through play, music, art, technology, language, dance and other activities. Teachers become keen listeners, paying attention to what and how children express their thoughts and ideas in a variety of ways. Research and evaluation are important tools educators use to interpret what the child is saying and wants to do. Educators use this evaluation to plan further creative work with the children.