The pleasure of learning, of knowing, and of understanding is one of the most important and basic feelings that every child expects from the experiences he confronts alone, with other children, or with adults. It is a crucial feeling which must be reinforced so that the pleasure survives even when reality may prove that learning, knowing, and understanding involve difficulty and effort. It is in this very capacity for survival that pleasure is transformed into pure joy.
The North American Reggio Emilia Alliance, member of the Reggio Children International Network, is a diverse community of advocates and educators actively promoting and defending the rights of children, families, and teachers of all cultures through a collaboration of colleagues inspired by the Reggio Emilia experience. Join NAREA, a network of educators, parents, and policy-makers seeking to elevate both the quality of life and the quality of schools and centers for young children.
Inspired by the educators in Reggio Emilia, our work is always interesting, filled with energy and change, and challenging.
- Erin Gannon
The professional development opportunities are essential to our growth and development as a Reggio-inspired school.
- Khadijah T.
The approach embraces a spirit of possibilities. We need to loose the status quo attitude or we will loose the pleasure of learning and of loving life.
- Michelle Ellis
TBD • June 27-29, 2019
Defending Spaces for Creative Freedom: Spaces of Joy, Trust, and Solidarity
First Baptist Day School • March 19-21, 2020
Defending Thoughtful Learning, Human Competence, and Creative Dignity
Together, we are empowering exceptional education.