Organization of the Day-Cyert Center for Early Education - Carnegie Mellon University

Organization of the Day

As we provide structure to children’s days within our program, we consider the question of time in many different ways.  The Reggio Emilia approach challenges us to reconsider how we respond to the rhythm and pace of children’s experiences.  The relationship between time and children’s experiences is taken into consideration in each age group when planning the organizational structure. Children are provided with the space, time, and support to create and follow their own agendas. Use the linked photos below to download a PDF document to learn more about each classroom at the Cyert Center. Independence, autonomy, freedom, joy and time to experience complex relationships with the world set the framework of daily organization.  The routines occur with both flexibility and predictability paying attention to the natural rhythm of each individual child.

 


Infant Wing
Infant Wing
Young Toddler
Young Toddler
Older Toddler
Older Toddler
Preschool 1
Preschool 1
Preschool 2
Preschool 2
PreK/Kindergarten
PreK/Kindergarten