Lesley offers you many learning opportunities inspired by the Reggio Emilia Approach to early childhood education.
The Reggio Emilia Approach to early childhood education was created after World War II in the small Italian city of Reggio Emilia. It focuses on fostering relationships among, children, teachers, parents, and community, and builds on the premise that each child has the desire to connect with others, to engage in learning, and to enter into a relationship with his or her environment. An integral part of the approach is hands-and-minds-on exploration of materials and media.Lesley University offers workshops, courses, an institute, and a study tour each year, all of which focus on teaching participants Reggio Emilia methods.
January 24, 2015: Basics Workshop, Advent School, Boston - REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSEDMarch 21, 2015: Basics Workshop, Charlestown Nursery School, Boston - REGISTER NOW! Visit event page for more details »
23rd Annual Reggio Emilia Inspired Institute: May 2015Details to follow.
See more about several previous Reggio Emilia institutes
2014 Institute: A Dialogue Between Approaches: Reggio Emilia and Montessori
Pre-Institute: A Dialogue Focused on Materials: The Montessori and Reggio Emilia Approaches
All children have preparedness, potential, curiosity and interest in constructing their learning, in engaging in social interaction and in negotiating with everything the environment brings to them. - Lella Gandini, US Liaison for the Dissemination of the Reggio Emilia Approach and presenter at this year's Institute.
All children have preparedness, potential, curiosity and interest in constructing their learning, in engaging in social interaction and in negotiating with everything the environment brings to them.
- Lella Gandini, US Liaison for the Dissemination of the Reggio Emilia Approach and presenter at this year's Institute.
Reggio Emilia Main Page/Workshop Information
Reggio Study Tours
Annual Spring Institute
Where to Stay
Undergraduate Early Childhood Education ProgramsGraduate Early Childhood Education Programs
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2015 Innovations Workshop Series
Read about the 2013 Early Childhood Innovations workshop: Storytelling and Story Acting »
Read about the 2013 Early Child Innovations workshop: Children as Citizens »
Learn more about our graduate Early Childhood Education programs, including Master's programs for Initial and Professional licensure and programs that incorporate the arts into the classroom for enhanced student achievement.