The Reggio Emilia approach to education was conceived in the city of Reggio Emilia, Italy, after World War II by families who had to rebuild their children’s schools.
Its founder, Loris Malaguzzi, created classrooms where project-based activities and investigations were built around children’s interests and curiosity; this is the emphasis in Reggio Emilia-inspired classrooms today.
Children, teachers, and families all play active roles in the learning community, and the classroom environment is also considered to be the third teacher. Teachers and children act as co-learners, actively engaging in classroom activities alongside each other.
The Reggio Emilia-inspired program is offered in pre-school and pre-kindergarten at Ludlow-Taylor, Miner, School-within-a-school at Peabody, Takoma, and Walker-Jones.
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