The Reggio Philosophy

Founded by the visionary teacher and humanitarian, Loris Malaguzzi, the Reggio Emilia approach refers to the philosophy of early childhood education that originated in Reggio Emilia, Italy following the destruction of World War II. This unique approach to education begins with a particular and strong image of children, of adults, of education, and of life, and flows from a set of guiding principles. Reggio Emilia, is a town still thriving today, more than 50 years since the first gestures of rebuilding and advancing were made.

Our Guiding Principles Are:

We hold a strong and optimistic image of the child who is born with many resources and extraordinary potentials.

The 100 languages are a metaphor for the extraordinary potentials of children.
Participation values and fosters dialogue and the sense of belonging to a community.
The flow of quality information via documentation introduces parents to a quality of knowing that tangibly changes expectations.

Research represents one of the essential dimensions of life of children and adults, a knowledge-building tension that must be recognized and valued.

"The pleasure of learning and knowing, and of understanding, is one of the most important and basic feelings that every child expects from the experiences he confronts alone, with other children, or with adults." - Loris Malagguzi

Project Infinity

The Wonder of Learning Exhibit