Frequently Asked Questions

Related to Reggio Emilia Philosophies and Experiences

General Questions

  • What is the “Reggio Emilia approach?”
  • How can I learn more about the Reggio Emilia approach?
  • I would like to visit the infant-toddler centers and preschools in Reggio Emilia. Who should I contact?
  • Is it possible to become certified as a teacher in the Reggio Emilia approach?
  • I am a student researching the differences between the Reggio Emilia approach and other approaches to early childhood education. Can you help me?
  • I am interested in opening a Reggio-inspired school in my community. Does NAREA have training materials on the Reggio Emilia approach or resources to support new schools?

Exhibit Questions

  • I understand that there is an exhibit about the Reggio schools touring North America. How can I find the schedule and locations of this exhibit?
  • I would be interested in hosting “The Hundred Languages of Children” exhibit in my community. Who should I contact?

Membership and Networking Questions

  • How can I join NAREA?
  • I would like to network with Reggio-inspired educators in my state. Can you help me?
  • I would like to visit a “Reggio school” in my area. Can you refer me to one?
  • Where can I purchase books and videos about the Reggio Emilia approach?
  • I understand there is a periodical called Innovations in Early Education, which focuses on the Reggio Emilia approach. How do I subscribe?
  • I am a member of NAREA, but I haven’t yet received my Innovations periodical. When should I expect it?
  • Are there universities where the teacher education curriculum has been influenced by the Reggio Emilia approach?
  • Where can I post a job opening for a position at our Reggio-inspired school?
  • I would like to invite someone to visit our school and/or present about their experiences with the Reggio Emilia approach in an upcoming conference in our area. Can you please advise?
  • I am looking for a Reggio school for my child. Can you help me?
  • I am writing an article about the Reggio Emilia approach. Does NAREA have statistics on its popularity in North America?

Philosophical Questions

  • What is the meaning of the phrase “the hundred languages of children?”
  • I understand that schools in Reggio Emilia include a studio or atelier, and a studio teacher or atelierista? What can you tell me about the use of the atelier and the role of the atelierista in the Reggio centers and schools?
  • I would like to learn more about the environment of the infant-toddler centers and preschools in Reggio Emilia. How are the rooms arranged and where can I find photographs of the Reggio schools?
  • I am a college student majoring in early childhood education and have chosen to base one of my projects on the role of the teachers in the Reggio Emilia approach. I understand the approach is not teacher-directed. Is this true? How can I learn more?
  • I am a college student majoring in early childhood education and have chosen to base one of my projects on the role of the teachers in the Reggio Emilia approach. I understand the approach is not teacher-directed. Is this true? How can I learn more?
  • I understand that parents are very involved in the Reggio schools. Can you tell me more?
  • Do children with disabilities attend the Reggio infant-toddler centers and preschools?
  • I am very interested in learning more about the Reggio Emilia preschool program. While I have found many excellent articles on the program, I have not been able to locate any evaluation/comparative studies on the long term outcomes for children who have participated in this program (i.e,. school readiness compared to a control group, long term outcomes in later school years). Any information that your alliance could provide on the availability of outcomes studies would be greatly appreciated.

 

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