NAREA envisions a world where all children and all adults are respected for their humanity. As early childhood education undergoes ongoing political and cultural transformation in North America, NAREA members stand with children, families, and educators, promoting and defending children’s rights to be seen and valued as citizens with agency and intelligence. Early childhood is viewed as a particular and fleeting period of the human experience in which education and community life must extend positive possibilities to all children.
Five Reasons to Become a Member
NAREA, together with Reggio Emilia, Reggio Children, Reggio Children–Loris Malaguzzi Foundation, and the Reggio Children International Network, is building a new future based on a strong and competent image of children, their families, and their teachers.
Through the Reggio Children International Network and as Promoting Founder of the Reggio Children—Loris Malaguzzi Center Foundation, NAREA is formally connected to the municipal early childhood education project of Reggio Emilia, Italy, considered the most advanced system of early childhood education in the world. Through our formal relationship, we bring representatives from Reggio Emilia to North America, supporting continual exchange and dialogue.
NAREA offers participation in a larger movement and a greater cause for those who feel a moral and ethical urgency on behalf of children. When you are counted as a member, you enhance the impact and credibility of our mutual aims.
NAREA is dedicated to an elevated image of early childhood education seen as a profession committed to understanding children and education through permanent research and innovation.
NAREA members receive the numerous benefits described above. Additionally, every fee-contributing membership supports NAREA’s ability to maintain a national presence in the ever-changing landscape of early childhood education in North America. Our presence enables:
Benefits & Pricing
Advocate Membership – FREE
Advocate membership is complimentary. Advocate members are interested in Reggio Emilia’s history and present-day experience and seek to be informed of initiatives and resources available in North America.
Participant Membership – $100
Participant members share interest in Reggio Emilia and desire additional resources and experiences to support their ongoing study and active interpretation of Reggio Emilia’s approach.
School Membership – $200
School memberships are available for schools that are distinguished not only by their interest in Reggio Emilia but also by their schoolwide pursuit of positive transformation through education within their local community. School members continually strive to respectfully interpret and represent the values and principles of Reggio Emilia and to innovate and invigorate positive experiences and opportunities with children, families, educators, and community.
Associate Membership – $45
Associate members are individuals within a school carrying a school membership. Associate members must have the member identification of their school to enroll. Ideally, associate members are enrolled at the same time as their school.
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