Tuesday, February 18, 2014
The Reggio Emilia Approach
In many ways, the Reggio Emilia Approach embodies the philosophy and goals shared by dedicated early childhood educators all over the world. The best-known aspect of the Reggio approach revolves around the concept of the "Hundred Languages of Children," or the belief that children have a wide variety of ways to express their ideas and communicate understanding. Sculpting, painting, and dancing are examples of the different ways by which children can think, discover, and learn. The approach emphasizes the importance of hands-on learning and the notion that play and learning are inseparable. For more information on the Reggio Emilia Approach and what it means for educators, read CCEI’s February newsletter entitled Reggio Emilia in Your Child Care Setting.