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The Reggio-Emilia Approach: From Theory to Practice

Focus on: Ages Infant - 5 Years
Course Number: TEED654N

The early childhood program found in Reggio-Emilia, Italy, incorporates an emphasis on the learning environment, process vs. product, developmentally appropriate practice, and the importance of the community of learners. Much of this philosophy reflects the culture of the Italians and is difficult to re-create in the United States. This course is meant to provide an introduction to the approach and will attempt to bridge The Reggio-Emilia theory with American culture. We will view the Reggio-Emilia approach as a means to combat the push-down curriculum, competition, product over process, and the jumping/skipping of learning stages we are now experiencing in this country.

November 3 and 4-Workshop Full. Contact us at to be added to waitlist.
Friday, 4:45pm - 9:15pm
Saturday, 9:00am - 5:00pm
12 CTLE or 1.2 CEU $405 / 1 credit $1,519
Materials fee $10
Registration Deadline: 10/27



"Inspiring information and course and instructor. Rick made me think about my work with young children- both currently and where I'd like to take it in the future."
—Julia R., Teacher, 7 years

"Rick's energy and experience was really stimulating and inspiring. I enjoyed the way he modeled Reggio principals."
—Marjorie, Graduate Faculty

"I learned tons and have practical ways to incorporate elements into a Reggio Inspired classroom."
—Javetta, Teacher, 8 years

"What stood out the most was how we all need to work as a team and a plan is a compass, not a train schedule"
—Caregiver, 1 year

"Thank you for helping me to have a more natural classroom and pay attention to all my students."
—Kimmoi, Head Teacher, 12 years

"I felt validated by the work that I'm doing. I got clarity around the Reggio philosophy."
—Maria S., Teacher/Director, 20+ year

The class made me reflect on my practice and think about the kind of teacher I am and what to be. It helped me to reignite the desire to grow and learn as a teacher."
—Teacher/Curriculum Coordinator, 5 years in the field

"I have been teaching in the DOE for over 10 years in a Reggio inspired school and this class was so validating and inspirational."
Sandra F.,  Teacher 10+ years