Parenting expert, author, and syndicated columnist Diana Boggia will be giving a FREE PRESENTATION during an Open House at the Weaver Child Development Center (CDC) which is currently located in the Johnson Center at Malone University. Boggia will be providing simple, inspiring ideas to improve your child’s behavior. She will also be selling and autographing books.
Ms. Boggia earned her Master’s degree in Education with licensure in Preschool, Elementary, and Special Education, and taught children with multiple disabilities for 15 years. She has been working with parents and families for over 26 years. She was awarded the New Jersey Governor’s Teacher of the Year Award (2006) and the Early Childhood Advocate of the Year Award in Ohio (2011).
Reservations are required. Please contact the CDC office at 330.471.8264. (Adults only. No childcare is available.)
The Weaver CDC – a Reggio-inspired Christian preschool and primary school – currently has approximately 100 students, ranging from age 2 through 3rd grade. Serving as a “lab school” for Education majors from several local universities, including Malone, Walsh, Stark State, and Kent Stark, this well-renowned educational institution has a progressive philosophy about educating children.
“Our teachers believe in an educational philosophy called Reggio-Emilia,” states Susie Maioriello, Director and 1st grade teacher at the Weaver CDC. “We believe that children learn best when they are involved in the co-construction of knowledge…that they learn from experiences, not worksheets. Reggio educators recognize that children are not just a vessel to fill simply with facts, but that children are smart, creative individuals who can build theories, test them out, and learn from them alongside their teachers and peers in a safe and comfortable environment.” The Weaver CDC is the only Reggio-inspired school in the area, and one of only a handful in the state of Ohio.
The Weaver CDC is currently located on the campus of Malone University but will be relocating to its new permanent home at Fieldcrest Estate in North Canton during the summer months. Private tours of the current facility are available and will show interested parents how a "Reggio-inspired" classroom looks and operates.