At The Strong, students and educators alike have fun while learning. All educational experiences provided by the museum are informed by the Reggio Emilia approach and the Theory of Multiple Intelligences.

Woodbury School

Now entering its 13th year of Reggio Emilia-inspired education, The Strong’s Woodbury School offers both a preschool program for three- and four-year-old children and an early kindergarten program for four- and five-year-old children.

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At Woodbury School, all children learn and develop in playful activities set among The Strong’s dynamic, hand-on museum exhibits. Specially designed classrooms, set apart from the museum galleries, provide a familiar, comfortable, and manageable environment for students. Weather permitting, children also enjoy a secure outdoor play space designed for the exclusive use of the school.

Programs for Students

The museum’s play-based educational programs encourage learning, creativity, and discovery:

Education programs underwritten in part by

Professional Development

Professional development experiences are designed for pre- and in-service teachers, administrators, and curriculum development professionals. Learn more about customizing professional development opportunities for your organization.

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About Play

Play sharpens minds and boosts creativity. It helps people grow and keeps them healthy. When children play, they learn to solve problems, make decisions, express ideas, and recognize boundaries. Children who play do better in school and become more successful adults. Learn more.