“Our goal is to build an amiable school, where children, teachers, and families feel at home.  …

Children show us that they know how to walk along the path to understanding. Once children are helped to perceive themselves as authors or inventors, once they are helped to discover the pleasure of enquiry, their motivation and interest explode.  They come to expect discrepancies and surprises. … The age of childhood … is characterised by such expectations. To disappoint the children deprives them of possibilities that no exhortation can arouse in late years.”

Loris Malaguzzi in ‘The Hundred Languages of Children’ pp. 65/67