the framework of its aims and mission, through a wide-ranging
partnerships and cultural exchanges, Reggio Children's
areas of activity include:
· Ongoing professional
development in Italy and abroad, in collaboration
with universities, schools, government ministries, local
authorities and other organizations: study tours to
Reggio Emilia, professional development courses, seminars,
symposia, conferences, workshops, pedagogical exchanges.
Post-diploma and post-university professional courses
financed by the European Union: qualification courses for educators
and atelieristas (studio teachers); Master's program in the
Science of Education for pedagogical coordinators; and professional
courses for entrepreneurship in the field of education.
· Promotion of and participation in research
projects related to early childhood and education in collaboration
with universities, schools, research centers, and foundations
in Italy and abroad. Projects carried out thus far include:
metaproject for the environment for youngchildren, in collaboration
Academy; a project on family participation in the educational
process, in collaboration with the Municipality of Reggio Emilia,
the University of New Hampshire (U.S.A.), and the University
of Milan, along with the Italian cities of Parma, Trento, Milan,
and San Miniato; and research aimed at
making visible children's individual and group learning,
in conjunction with Project
Zero - Harvard Graduate School of Education.
· Consulting on pedagogical design and
supervision, organization and management of infant-toddler centers
and preschools, and on the design of environments and furnishings
for young children.
· Information and dissemination: management
of the Municipality of Reggio Emilia's travelling exhibit
Hundred Languages of Children, which centers on
children's creativity and the long-term experience of
the Reggio Emilia infant-toddler centers and preschools;
in its various versions, the exhibit has been shown
in numerous venues in North America, Europe, and Asia.
Reggio Children also publishes a periodical newsletter
in Italian and English called ReChild,
aimed at educators, infant-toddler and preschool teachers,
pedagogical coordinators, parents, universities,
|secondary schools, students,
institutions, and administrators throughout the world.
· Promotion of cultural initiatives, international
collaboration and cooperation
projects, and cultural exchanges.
and distribution of materials and documentation on the
Reggio Emilia pedagogical experience, including books, catalogues,
and audiovisual materials.