School Within School @Goding (SWS)
“Nothing Without Joy”
A Reggio Emilia Inspired Elementary School (PK3-5th)
920 F Street NE
Washington, DC 20002
Principal: John Burst
Marla McLean, ECE Atelierista
Nicol Davis, Upper Elementary Atelierista
Music Teacher: Katy Allen
SWS has two Atelieristas (Visual Artist/Educators) who work with children in small groups in Ateliers/Art Studios, collaborating and interconnecting with teachers, families, the community, and beyond.
The Atelier offers children myriad ways to create their understandings and communicate globally through “the 100 Languages of Children”. This Reggio principles a metaphor for the 100’s of ways children express, observe, mess about with materials, find surprise and joy, and develop “poetic” languages that provoke both meaning making and inquiry. Children have access to and engage in diverse artistic processes and experiences that are facilitated intentionally and thoughtfully with the two Atelieristas.