Reggio Emilia

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Reggio Emilia

The Hundred Languages of Children

The Reggio Emilia Approach

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Extraordinary ClassroomBrowse through a blog that documents the everyday happenings of a Reggio Emilia classroom

Explore & Discover DaycareExplains what Reggio Emilia is and implements this approach with young children in a daycare setting

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Key ComponentsReggio Emilia...• is based on the interests of the child• engages children in long-term and short-term projects• documents the child's daily development through their play and projects• provides an enriching environment• encourages collaboration between the teacher, children, and families

The Role of the TeacherThe Reggio Teacher is...• a documenter• an observer• a learner• a researcher• an environmental designer• a communicator with the family and child• an advocate

HistoryReggio Emilia...• is named for the city of its origin in Northern Italy • was founded by Loris Malaguzzi • began shortly after WWII • was an inspiration for the city, its people, its children, and gave hope for the future• has expanded to many other countries throughout the world as a unique approach to early childhood education

North American Reggio Emilia AllianceAn organization that adovcates for the benefits of Reggio Emilia with many resourcecs to look through

ReferencesCiccone, T. (2015). Welcome to the extraordinary classroom. Retrieved from (2014). The hundred languages of children. Retrieved from and Discover. (2015). Retrieved from (2015). Retrieved from Kids. (2015). Retrieved from (2013). Retrieved from Internazionale Loris Malaguzzi. (2012). Retrieved from

What about ESOL?Reggio Emilia is child-centered, child-initiated and includes many different modalities in learning. Children learn to express themselves in many different ways while they learn about the world around them. Non-english speaking children can engage in the acitivities by expressing ideas through creative means while continuing to learn about the subject and language (ESOL 3.2.a).


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