About the Reggio Emilia Approach
Hailed by Newsweek as the “best preschool approach in the world," the Reggio Emilia Approach derives its name from its place of origin, Reggio Emilia, a city in the Emilia Romagna region of Northern Italy.
Shortly after the Second World War, the parents of this region collaborated with Loris Malaguzzi, a lifelong educator, innovator, and creative philosopher to find a unique public system of childcare education. Loris Malaguzzi and the parents of Reggio Emilia were devastated by the destruction that took place during World War II and believed that the approach to education had to fundamentally change. Based on principles of respect, responsibility, and community, a philosophy was born.