Kids and Carrots’ pedagogical vision is inspired by the principles of leading educators Emmi Pikler, Thomas Gordon and by Loris Maluzzi’s Reggio Emilia pedagogy. These visions run like a thread through this pedagogical policy plan and have been used as a source of inspiration. From these methods, Kids and Carrots has described a unique, self-contained vision.
Children are born with the natural desire to communicate, feel, learn and develop themselves. They are naturally eager to learn and interested in the environment. Children can express themselves in a hundred ways and in a hundred languages. It is up to us to understand that. Children mainly communicate with body language, young children cannot yet express themselves in spoken or written language, but can do so through dance, music, drawing, clay, movement or sound. We literally and figuratively offer the children the space to explore, wonder, experiment, communicate and learn, with the result that they become increasingly independent. We communicate at child height (eye level). As children can best read a facial expression, they feel heard and this creates more confidence.