The Reggio Emilia approach
Reggio Emilia is an educational philosophy and approach to teaching young children that originated in the town of Reggio Emilia in Italy after World War II. It is based on the idea that children are capable of constructing their own learning and that they learn best through exploration and discovery in a supportive and nurturing environment
This approach emphasizes the importance of collaboration between teachers, parents, and the community in providing a rich learning environment for children. Teachers act as facilitators, observing children’s interests and providing them with opportunities to explore and learn in a way that is meaningful and relevant to them.
The Reggio Emilia approach also values the role of the environment in learning. Classroom spaces are carefully designed to be visually appealing, with natural materials and open spaces that encourage exploration and creativity.