• Marisa Ramsey

New Year. New Home.

Smart Start is a Reggio Emilia-inspired learning center. That means we believe that the environment serves as a "third teacher". Students explore, adults guide, encourage, and instruct, and the environment provokes wonder, joy, and curiosity. We have been dreaming of a space like the one we found in the former Russell County Public Library since the beginning. The light, the layout, and the overall feeling is just right for our young learners and we are so happy to be in our new home.

ArtWorks board, staff, and volunteers worked feverishly last week to get Smart Start moved and ready for today. We still have some great things in store for our classrooms and the rest of the building. Over the next couple weeks our students will fi