Reggio Children

Promoting and defending children’s rights

Reggio Children is spreading the values of the Reggio Emilia approach around the world

The work of Reggio Children is born from the vision of Loris Malaguzzi, founder of the philosophy and experiences of the municipal system of infant-toddler centers and preschools of Reggio Emilia, Italy. Following his death in 1994, Reggio Children was founded in Reggio Emilia as a public-private company to promote and defend children’s rights.

Principally, Reggio Children organizes pedagogical and cultural exchanges between the infant-toddler centers and preschools of Reggio Emilia and teachers, artists, academics, researchers, and policy-makers from around the world, and also includes the management of the Loris Malaguzzi International Center and related projects.

“Malaguzzi had an original vision of permanent professional development for teachers; development which included openness towards culture in general—poetry, theater, design, photography, and cinema—which allowed encounter with the most advanced researchers and with new theories of childhood, so that these suggestions could be discussed, metabolized, and critiqued.”

– SUSANNA MANTOVANI, Professor at Milano Bicocca University and former colleague of Loris Malaguzzi

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