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A day in preschool (3-6 years)

The Reggio Emilia Approach, an educational project

What image of children, teachers, and parents is the educational project of Reggio Emilia’s municipal infant-toddler centres and preschools built on?

By documenting a  day in preschool, teachers and pedagogistas will offer a theoretical and practical introduction.


Series: The Reggio Emilia Approach: first encounters

This webinar is for people seeking to know more about the Reggio Emilia Approach for the first time.

A series of Webinars

What image of children, teachers, and parents is the educational project of Reggio Emilia’s municipal infant-toddler centres and preschools built on?

By documenting a  day in preschool, teachers and pedagogistas will offer a theoretical and practical introduction.

Pedagogies and educational projects are built on values we risk “betraying” when we put theory into practice.

For this reason we have chosen to introduce Reggio Emilia’s municipal education project by sharing a day in a preschool:

from opening at 7:30 am through to the evening, from parents bringing children to school, to a meeting with teachers.  

We propose webinar participants learn more about theory in contexts where this theory takes shape every day.

Reggio Emilia’s educational project doesn’t have theory that is put into practice, but rather a constant and circular dynamic between practice and theory, a social and constructive dynamic, in which both children and adults participate.

Relations, learning contexts, play, self-care, times and rhythms, the structure and organisation of situations and groups of children and of adults, are all aspects that will be made visible through documentation (photos, videos, pencil and paper notes, created by teachers) highlighting multiple examples of how theory is referenced and values positioned, and giving participants a complex, rounded image.

Included in the cost

New for this season: on purchasing your live webinar you will now be able to replay and watch it for a limited time after the event. 


- Q&A with teachers, educators, pedagogistas, and atelieristas who work, or have worked, in Reggio Emilia’s infant-toddler centres and preschools, and with Reggio Children

- Reggio Children Webinar certificate of participation

- membership of the Reggio Emilia Approach digital community

- simultaneous translation into English 

- bibliography

Info for participating in the webinar


Webinars will be conducted in Italian with simultaneous translation into English. Select your preferred language, Italian or English, by clicking “INTERPRETATION” on the Webinar platform.



All Webinar times are given in Central European Summer Time (CEST), which is local time in Italy. Please be careful to calculate what time this corresponds to in your own location before deciding which Webinar to sign up for.



One hour before your chosen webinar we will send a link to the email address provided during enrolment.

You can also connect to your webinar, one hour before the start, by clicking “connect” in your reserved area on the relevant webinar page.

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We will be using Zoom video conferencing for all the webinars. If you are using a phone or a tablet please download the Zoom app onto your device.

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We would advise you to use a laptop, desktop, or tablet rather than a phone. The webinars are very visual.



Under no circumstances may photographs or videos of speakers and their multimedia documentation/presentations be taken.

Educational material (multi media documentation in PowerPoint, video recordings etc.) presented during the Webinar, cannot be ceded, either to organizers or to participants.



A bibliography of reference reading material will be published the day after your Webinar.  You can find the reading list  in your reserved area, in WEBINARS AND WEB CONFERENCES, under the webinar you attended, in RESOURCES.  



The day after the event you will receive a Certificate of Attendance for the webinar you have attended in your reserved area. You can find the certificate in WEBINARS AND WEB CONFERENCES, under the webinar you attended, in RESOURCES



On Thursday, September 24th, a recording of the live webinar will be made available in your reserved area, in the section WEBINARS AND WEB CONFERENCES, under RESOURCES on the relevant webinar page. The webinar recording will be available for you to replay until Sunday, September 27th.


Paola Cagliari

Paola Cagliari was a teacher in Reggio Emilia’s “Diana” municipal preschool, pedagogista in the Pedagogical Coordination, and Director of the Istituzione of Preschools and Infant-toddler Centres of Reggio Emilia Municipality. For Reggio Children, she collaborates on realising projects involving research, publishing, exhibitions, and professional learning journeys, in Italy and abroad.

Ateliers and languages of expression Preschool Educational philosophy (Reggio Emilia Approach) Documentation Spaces Image of the child Organisation

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