The Reggio Emilia Approach to Education

June 13 - 17 at the Loris Malaguzzi International Centre - Reggio Emilia, an in-person study opportunity for deeper investigation of the contents, values and concepts of the Reggio Emilia Approach®.

During the study group you will have opportunities for connecting with different professional profiles: pedagogistas, atelieristas, and teachers who work in Reggio Emilia's Infant-toddler Centres and Preschools.

This International Study Group will focus on investigating different educational professional profiles from multiple points of view: roles, responsibilities, organisation, working strategies, collegiality, professional learning, self-organised professional learning, research, and designing/progettazione.



  • Encountering the city and community of Reggio Emilia and the social, cultural and educational context
  • Learning about the objectives and identities of the Infant-toddler Centres and Preschools
  • Understanding the principles of the educational project, including essential elements of daily life in the Infant-toddler Centres and Preschools
  • Presentations of research projects and documentation made by teachers, atelieristas and pedagogistas working in Preschools and Infant-toddler Centres
  • Visiting the Preschools and/or Infant-toddler Centres as examples of visible learning*
  • Visiting the exhibitions and spaces of the Loris Malaguzzi International Centre and the Documentation and Educational Research Centre
  • Participating in Ateliers for first hand exploration of the 100 languages
  • Participating in work-and-reflection groups


*Visiting Infant-toddler Centres and/or Preschools will be possible only and exclusively if the health conditions in force in Italy at the time of the visit together with the authorisation decided and issued by the Preschools and Infant-toddler centres – Istituzione of the Municipality of Reggio Emilia will allow it.


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The Reggio Emilia Approach to Education


WHEN: from Monday June 13 to Friday June 17, 2022

WHO: educators, professionals and others with an interest in the field of early years education who would like to know more about the Reggio Emilia Approach®, its principles and values, recounted by people who work in Reggio Emilia's municipal Infant-toddler Centres and Preschools every day.

LANGUAGE: English/Italian with consecutive translation.

WHERE: the Loris Malaguzzi International Centre will be the main venue for the study group. Bus transfers when required by the programme will be provided.




  • 36 hours of professional development with teachers, pedagogistas and atelieristas of the Infant-toddler Centres and Preschools of Reggio Emilia
  • 2 hours of Atelier at the Loris Malaguzzi International Centre
  • an online reserved area with information and materials
  • a welcome bag
  • bus transportation when required by the programme
  • English-Italian translation when required by the programme
  • coffee breaks and 5 buffet lunches at Pause “Atelier of Tastes”


Accommodation and travel expenses are not included in this fee.


CERTIFICATE: all participants will receive a certificate of participation. 


Limited places available.

Next International Study Group will take place in November.



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Reggio Emilia Approach

The Reggio Emilia Approach® is an educational philosophy based on the image of a child with strong potentialities for development and a subject with rights, who learns through the hundred languages belonging to all human beings, and grows in relations with others.

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