Little Hands Academy offers a developmental approach to education, using the Reggio Emilia approach to childhood education. This is a program based on the principles of respect, responsibility, and community through exploration and discovery in a supportive and enriching environment based on the interests of the children through a self-guided curriculum. Our goal is to promote the cognitive, social, emotional and physical growth of the children. We believe the needs and rights of the child come first. The premise of our developmental approach is that children are naturally curious and eager to learn. This is achieved by exploration, discovery and “hands on” experience. Each child is unique. As each child develops and matures at his/her own pace, we will have the materials available for them to explore, discover and create. When children are given this opportunity, it promotes their self-esteem and independence. This approach encourages children to think for themselves, draw their own conclusions, and make their own decisions.