The Reggio Emilia Approach focuses on the centrality of the hundred languages belonging to every human being, in the atelier spaces young children are offered daily opportunities to encounter many types of materials, many expressive languages, many points of view, working actively with hands, minds, and emotions, in a context that values the expressiveness and creativity of each child in the group ≈≈
Having fun with shadows and lamps while decoration a daycare or preschool classrom -- idea following principals of Inspiring Spaces for Young Children book (similar to Reggio Emilia Approach). [Image from Kaplan Early Learning Company booth at NAEYC 2010]
Documentation: Transforming Our Perspective
Documentation: Transforming Our Perspective by Melissa Rivard. This short documentary--created as an introduction to the Documentation Studio at Wheelock College--is a conversation with several leaders of Reggio Children and the municipal infant-toddler and preschools in Reggio Emilia, Italy about the practice of documentation and its role in teaching and learning.