"We value space because of its power to oranize..and it's potential for sparking all kinds of social, affective, and cognitive learning." -Loris Malaguzzi

By infusing elements of key design principles, we create a classroom that intrigues, invites, and stimulates the senses.  The design principles, when layered together, heighten the overall feeling of the room.  Sparking the interest of a child cannot be done by simply placing furniture in an empty room.  The space is formed with all seven principles to be seen in full bloom.  When they are implemented, these design principles will motivate all who enter our space, stimulate those that occupy our space and enliven those whose interest in the space is beginning to fade.


nature inspires beauty

Just as you are immersed in a natural world of sights, sounds, tastes, smells, and textures, classrooms should reflet the wonders of nature that surround you.  As children interact with nature, they deepen their understanding and appreciation of their place and role as caretakers of the planet.


color generates interest

Color can be a powerful design principle both in positive and negative ways.  Proper use of color can create a mood, define a space, and reflect children's homes and communities.  Used negatively, color can be overpowering, confusing, and over-stimulating.  A neutral background for our classroom with a few well-chosen accent colors will create interest that is focused on the children and adults who inhabit the space.

PRINCIPLE 3: furnishings define space

Furnishings are used to identify classroom areas such as dramatic play, blocks, art, music, and science.  When these furnishings are authentic and sized and placed properly, children's play will increase in quality and depth.

We offer a full day program M-F from 9am-5pm including
Reggio play time, Morning and Afternoon Meetings with a focus on literacy, outdoor exploration twice a day, a rest period and meal times.  A few spots of half day care from 9am-1pm are available.

Early care from 8am-9am and Late Day Care from 5pm-6pm available.


Sessions designed for children ages 3-5 years of age.


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80 West Broad Street 

Hopewell, NJ  08525

A ministry of Hopewell Presbyterian Church




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