Wayne State University

Professional Development

Inspired by the Reggio Emilia Philosophy of Education

Innovations in Early Education: The International Reggio Emilia Exchange

Innovations in Early Education: The International Reggio Emilia Exchange is a quarterly periodical, which focuses on the Reggio Emilia educational philosophy. Each issue features articles and interviews by Italian and North American early childhood educators, whose work has been inspired by the experience of the Reggio Emilia municipal early childhood program.

Beginning with the Winter 2012 issue, Innovations in Early Education: The International Reggio Emilia Exchange will be published by the North American Reggio Emilia Alliance (NAREA). The Innovations periodical is a benefit of NAREA membership. For information about membership, log onto the Membership section of the NAREA website. For more information about Innovations, log onto the Innovations periodial section of the NAREA website.

Innovations in Early Education: A Seminar Series for Early Childhood Educators

This seminar series has been discontinued. For information about professional development initiatives related to the Reggio Emilia philosophy, log onto North American Reggio Emilia Alliance (NAREA).

Resources Related to the Reggio Emilia Educational Philosophy

North American Reggio Emilia Alliance (NAREA)

The North American Reggio Emilia Alliance (NAREA) is an organization developed to strengthen collaboration and professional development among Reggio-inspired educators in North America. For information on membership as well as professional development initiatives and resources related to the Reggio Emilia educational philosophy, log onto NAREA.

Reggio Children

Reggio Children is a mixed public-private company that the Municipality of Reggio Emilia, along with other interested subjects, decided to establish in 1994 to manage the pedagogical and cultural exchange initiatives that had already been taking place for many years between the municipal early childhood services and a large number of teachers and researchers from all over the world. Reggio Children's aims and purposes are inspired by the philosophy and values of the educational project developed and practiced in the Municipal Infant-toddler Centers and Preschools of Reggio Emilia, in order to protect and communicate the wealth of knowledge developed within this experience. For more information, log onto Reggio Children.