Reggio Emilia is a city in northern Italy that locates in a province by the same name. Collaborating with the local community, the educator and psychologist Loris Malaguzzi built schools and an innovative approach to education from the ground up in 1946. This studio-based approach is now recognized around the world as one of the leading methods for early childhood and primary education.

The Reggio Emilia 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. This unique approach is committed to creating learning environments and opportunities that enhance and cultivate a child’s development by fully engaging the 100 languages of a child, which refer to the multiple intelligences and expressive, communicative and cognitive capacities of all children.  This compelling studio-based approach is the foundation of our unique AP curricula.

 

 

Reggio Emilia, Italy

Reggio Emilia, Italy

Our task, regarding creativity, is to help children climb their own mountains, as high as possible. No one can do more.
— Loris Malaguzzi, founder of the Reggio Emilia approach