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 between children, teachers, parents, and community. And, it builds on the idea that each child has the desire to connect with others, engage in learning, and enter into a relationship with his or her environment. The hands-and-minds-on exploration of materials and media is an essential part of the approach. Lesley University has offered workshops, courses, and an institute, each year, all of which focus on teaching participants Reggio Emilia methods.

Reggio Emilia at Lesley

27th Annual Reggio Emilia Institute

May 2-3, 2020

Beautiful Science, Creative Technology

Please save the date for our 2020 Reggio Emilia-Inspired Institute on Saturday, May 2 and Sunday, May 3. The theme is "Beautiful Science, Creative Technology" and features speakers from the Boulder Journey School, Boulder, CO and Lesley University. More information to come.

Learning Opportunities

Discover the learning opportunities inspired by the Reggio Emilia Approach to early childhood education. We will post this year’s activities at Lesley University shortly.

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