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fondazione   The Foundation Reggio Children - Centro Loris Malaguzzi
is born In Reggio Emilia

On September 29, 2011 the no profit Foundation Reggio Children - Centro Loris Malaguzzi is officially born. The Foundation has the aim to promote quality education in Reggio Emilia and in the world and its key words are: research, internationality, solidarity and  educational quality.

Reggio Children is a mixed public-private company that the Municipality of Reggio Emilia, along with other interested subjects, decided to establish in 1994 to manage the pedagogical and cultural exchange initiatives that had already been taking place for many years between the municipal early childhood services and a large number of teachers and researchers from all over the world.This new experience was based on an idea originally proposed by Loris Malaguzzi and carried on by a committee of local citizens and educators. Reggio Children's aims and purposes are inspired by the philosophy and values of the
educational project developed and practiced in the Municipal Infant-toddler Centers and Preschools of Reggio Emilia, in order to protect and communicate the wealth of knowledge developed within this experience.
The aims of Reggio Children include:

to communicate a forceful idea of childhood and of children's rights, potentials, and resources, which are often unrecognized or neglected;

to promote studies, research, and experimentation in education, with particular emphasis on children's active, constructive, and creative learning processes;

to advance the professionalism and culture of teachers, promoting a greater awareness of the value of collegial work and of meaningful relationships with the children and their families;

to highlight the value of research, observation, interpretation, and documentation of children's knowledge-building and thinking processes;

to organize guided visits to educational programs, cultural initiatives, exhibitions, seminars, conferences, professional development courses on the issues of education and the culture of childhood.

Today Reggio Emilia represents a meeting place for numerous teachers, university professors, and researchers whose work, in Italy and the rest of the world, is dedicated to young children, and with whom Reggio Children engages in collaborative research with universities, foundations, and government ministries.
Reggio Children oversees an extensive network of national and international cultural exchanges, with specifical activities that include: organizing initiatives for providing information on the pedagogical experience of Reggio Emilia; professional development initiatives; on-site consultancy; publishing and sales of informational materials; and management of the exhibit "The Hundred Languages of Children", which has been touring Europe and North America for over twenty years, hosted by government organizations, museums, university, and art centers.
The company's profits are reinvested to further develop infant-toddler centers and preschools and for research in the field of education.
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