Reggio Emilia is a city in Italy, which has developed a world-renowned system of infant/toddler centers and preschools. In the aftermath of World War II, a group of citizens comprised of teachers and parents set out to create a better world for their children realized through the lens of early education. Loris Malaguzzi was one of these founders and greatly influenced and directed the movement. Based on a solid foundation of knowledge and research by many early childhood psychologists and philosophers, such as John Dewey, Jean Piaget, Lev Vygotsky, David Hawkins, Howard Gardner and Jerome Bruner, the Reggio Emilia school project is an on-going effort to advocate for and improve the opportunities of the world’s children.
The term “Reggio Emilia Approach” is now widely known and highly regarded and the philosophies of the approach are studied by educators across the world. More information about the approach can be found by visiting the following websites: