international association
friends of reggio children
  international association
friends of reggio children

Via Verdi, 24
42100 Reggio Emilia
tel. +39 0522 452461
fax +39 0522 403140
Comunicazione di Reggio Children e dell’Istituzione Nidi e Scuole del Comune di Reggio Emilia a tutti coloro che sono interessati al Reggio Approach
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two thousands twelve good wishes
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exhibitions at the
Loris Malaguzzi
International Centre

The Friends of Reggio Children International Association, founded on May 24, 1994, is a non-profit organization with more than 1000 members in Italy and abroad. It is sustained by the volunteer work of its members and donations from supporters.

The Association is part of the important civic and cultural heritage of the extraordinary educational experience which began thanks to the sensitivity and passion of Loris Malaguzzi and continued thanks to the generous and creative commitment of many educators and staff of the Municipal Infant-toddler Centers and Preschools of Reggio Emilia, to the sensitivity of generations of public administrators, and to the participation of parents in what is known as “social management.”

The Association shares with Reggio Children s.r.l. (in which it has a 9% shareholding) and the Municipality of Reggio Emilia a commitment to promote the thought and work of Loris Malaguzzi, collaborating in designingand organizing numerous professional development and cultural events. Thus far, these have included important initiatives such as the joint organization of the showing of the exhibit “The Hundred Languages of Children” in Reggio Emilia in 1995, in which the Association was in charge of hospitality for visitors and the

daily management and promotion of the exhibit; the presentation of the Italian edition of the American book The Hundred Languages of Children about the preschools of Reggio Emilia; organization of the important conference given by Dr. Jerome Bruner at the Valli Theater of Reggio Emilia in 1996; and the commission to the research institute ISTORECO of Reggio Emilia to carry out historical research on the experience of the Municipal Infant-toddler Centers and Preschools of Reggio Emilia.
The Association also collaborates with Reggio Children in welcoming the Italian and foreign delegations who come to Reggio Emilia to study this educational experience, and manages Remida, a creative recycling center that collects discard materials supplied by businesses and industries and offers them to infant-toddler centers, preschools, elementary schools, and play centers.




municipality of
reggio emilia
and preschools