Membership Benefits & Pricing

Membership Overview

In recognition and honor of 100 years since the birth of Loris Malaguzzi, NAREA announces new membership opportunities and categories. Membership is extended to all educators who value, support, and defend the rights of children, families, and educators. Members are part of a worldwide alliance of adults collectively advancing ethical politics of childhood and a pedagogy of listening based in research and innovation and inspired by the six-decade example of Reggio Emilia, Italy.

NAREA promotes Loris Malaguzzi’s vision of participation and solidarity as expressed in the publication Loris Malaguzzi and the Schools of Reggio Emilia (2016, pp. 349-350).

Think of interconnecting, the great verb of the present and the future. A great verb we must be capable of understanding deep down, and of conjugating as part of our hard work; bearing in mind that we live in a world no longer made of islands, but in a world made of webs. In this image there is construction of children’s thinking and the construction of our own thinking. A construction that cannot be made up of islands that are separate, but which belong to a great archipelago, to a great web, in which interference, interaction, inter-disciplinarity is the constant, even when we cannot see it, even when we think it doesn’t exist, or that it isn’t there. Interdependence is there.

Membership Vision

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.

Membership Representation

All members are represented through NAREA’s participation and support of the Reggio Children International Network, Preschools and Infant-toddler Centers – Istituzione of the Municipality of Reggio Emilia, and the Reggio Children-Loris Malaguzzi Foundation. NAREA contributes ongoing resources that strengthen the Reggio Emilia system, which enables the system to continue evolving and strengthening its worldwide dialogue.

 

Five Reasons to Become a Member

 

Elevate the Image of Early Childhood Education 

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.

Connect with Reggio Emilia, Italy 

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.

Add Your Voice to the Global Community

NAREA offers participation in a larger movement and a greater cause for those who feel moral and ethical urgency on behalf of children. When you are counted as a member, you enhance the impact and credibility of our aims.

Dedicate Yourself to Professional Growth

NAREA is dedicated to an elevated image of early childhood education seen as a profession committed to understanding children and education through research and innovation.

Receive Access to Membership Benefits 

Becoming a NAREA member allows you to receive special access to a “members only” section of our website. Here you will find additional updated resources. NAREA members receive a subscription to Innovations of Early Education: The International Reggio Emilia Exchange developed in collaboration with Loris Malaguzzi and published for 28 years through an agreement with Reggio Children and the Istituzione Preschools and Infant-toddler centers of the Municipality of Reggio Emilia. Members receive discounted rates to NAREA conferences featuring the presence of educators from Reggio Emilia as well as study tours and an array of other initiatives. All paid NAREA memberships are entered into an annual drawing for a complimentary study tour to Reggio Emilia, Italy.

A NAREA participant, school, or associate membership pays for itself through various discounts to initiatives. Here are some examples of how much can be saved with a NAREA membership.

Member Price Non-Member Price Savings
NAREA Livestream Conference $225 $325 $100
NAREA In-Person Conference $525 $625 $100
NAREA Brick by Brick $75 $100 $25
NAREA Job Posting $100 $175 $75
Reggio Children webinar $90 $100 $10
Innovations Periodical $0 $120 $120
Total Annual Savings   $430 

 

Advocate Membership – FREE

Advocate membership is complimentary to any and all individuals. 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.

Current Benefits

  • Monthly E-newsletter
  • Bibliography of free resources on the NAREA website
  • One article per year from Innovations in Early Education: The International Reggio Emilia Exchange, accessed via the NAREA website

Participant Membership – $100

Participant membership is available to any and all individuals. Participant Members share interest in Reggio Emilia and desire additional resources to support their ongoing study and active interpretation of Reggio Emilia’s approach.

Current Benefits

  • Monthly E-newsletter
  • Bibliography of free resources on the NAREA website
  • Print subscription to Innovations in Early Education: The International Reggio Emilia Exchange 
  • PDF copies of current year’s issues of Innovations in Early Education: The International Reggio Emilia Exchange on the NAREA website
  • Discounts to NAREA initiatives
  • 10% discount to Reggio Children webinars
  • Discounts to conferences and initiatives hosted by NAREA’s community partners
  • $100 discount to NAREA conferences
  • Entry into a drawing for complimentary study tour fees organized by Angela Ferrario, the U.S. Liaison for study groups to Reggio Emilia, Italy
  • $75 discount to submit a 60-Day job posting on the NAREA website

Added Benefits for 2021

  • Invitation to annual NAREA virtual update to learn the latest news from Reggio Children, The Reggio Children – Loris Malaguzzi Center Foundation, Reggio Children International Network, and NAREA board
  • Complimentary members’ webinar in collaboration with Reggio Children
  • Invitation to post-conference dialogue groups

 

School Membership – $200

School membership is available to any and all schools. School Members 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, and educators.

Current Benefits

  • Monthly E-newsletter
  • Bibliography of free resources on the NAREA website
  • Print subscription to Innovations in Early Education: The International Reggio Emilia Exchange 
  • PDF copies of the current year’s issues of Innovations in Early Education: The International Reggio Emilia Exchange on the NAREA website
  • Discounts to NAREA initiatives
  • 10% discount to Reggio Children webinars
  • Discounts to conferences and initiatives hosted by NAREA’s community partners
  • $100 discount to NAREA conferences
  • Entry into a drawing for complimentary study tour fees, organized by Angela Ferrario, the U.S. Liaison for study groups to Reggio Emilia, Italy
  • $75 discount to submit a 60-Day job posting on the NAREA website
  • Complimentary posting of your organization’s initiatives on the NAREA website
  • Complimentary visibility of school information on the NAREA Schools and Organizations page of the NAREA website
  • Opportunity to enroll an unlimited number of associate members from the school at the rate of $45 each

Added Benefits for 2021

  • Invitation to annual NAREA virtual update to learn the latest news from Reggio Children, The Reggio Children – Loris Malaguzzi Center Foundation, Reggio Children International Network, and NAREA board
  • Complimentary members’ webinar in collaboration with Reggio Children
  • Invitation to post-conference dialogue groups

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