Inspirational Entrepreneurship with Yesenia Placencia


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A native New Yorker, Yesenia started the development of Young Risers in May 2013. Working in NYC private schools for over eight years introduced her to the Reggio Approach. This fostered the idea of opening a school that catered this learning experience to families in her community. She holds a Masters of Science in Special Education from Concordia College and is professionally certified in Early Childhood Education from the NYS Department of Education.

Program Mission:

At Young Risers children's learning is best inspired through thoughtful play and exploration. We strive to provide a safe and nurturing environment based on guidance and facilitation of our children's interests.

We implement curriculums and materials in the classroom that expand and contextualize these ideas by keeping our children engaged in activities that encourage inspirational approaches and conversations.

We follow an emergent curriculum deriving from the Reggio Approach. The Reggio Approach is an inevitable contribution to the child as a whole. The child is categorized as a respectful citizen in the community. As per Loris Malaguzi, the child holds 100 languages of learning, thinking and playing.

Young Risers educators implement the approach by allowing the children the opportunity to play with materials and explore them in their own way. As educators, we must embrace the uniqueness of each individual child and nourish their developmental growth as a whole and within the community. We look for a common thread or theme that sparks interest in a group of children and evoke provocative areas in the classroom.

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