Basic Principles of Reggio Emilia Approach

The Image of the Child

All children have potential and are competent, curious leaders and learners.

Relationship and Interaction Within A System

Each child is considered in relation with family, other children, teachers, the enviroment of the school, the community and the wider society.

Education Issues: Children, Parents and Teachers

For children to learn, their well being must be guaranteed and is connected with the well being of parents and teachers. Children have the right to high quality care and education that supports their development. Parents have the right to be involved in the life of the school and teachers have the right to grow professionally and be recognized.

The role of the parent

Participation is expected and supported through day-to-day interaction, work in the schools, discussion of educational and psychological issues, special events excursions and celebrations.

The role of space

Space in the school Fosters and counters, communication and relationships. Images of the children, documentation of experiences and displays help the viewer understand the processing of children’s thoughts and explorations.

The value of relationships and interactions

Children interact with classmates and adults in large groups, small groups and as individuals – creating opportunities for dynamic communication the negotiation to take place.

The role of time and the importance of continuity

The children’s own sense of time and personal rhythm are considered in planning and in caring out activities and projects.