Let’s journey back to the beginning, in the province of Reggio Emilia, Italy. Post-World War II, a wave of empowered women emerged, driven by a newfound self-confidence and a strong desire to create a brighter future for their children. These voices united in a strong call for change, resulting in the reimagining of childhood education. The outcome? A path breaking approach that embraced modern values and advancing social mindsets, giving birth to the Reggio Emilia approach. Instrumental in this transformation was Loris Malaguzzi, a visionary who, along with local leaders and determined citizens, paved the way for a network of municipal infant-toddler centres and preschools that forever redefined early childhood education.
Empowering children as architects of learning, providing support for exploration, creativity and self-expression. Nurturing resilience, compassion and readiness for impactful global contributions.
The upsides of this approach
In this approach children shine uniquely, leading their own learning journey, with adults as fellow explorers. It sparks essential 21st-century skills: critical thinking, problem-solving and flexibility.
- Celebrating each child’s distinct gifts
- Collaborative exploration with adults
- Fostering crucial skills: critical thinking, problem-solving, coordination and acceptance
- Children immersed in discovery, contemplating the universe and solving mysteries together