Seminar series: Exploring and interpreting the key principles of Reggio Emilia

Level 2 (Intermediate)


Coming again near you soon! 

The sessions were full of valid considerations and practical strategies-but also some challenging and provocative ideas that leave you reflecting and looking at what can be changed in your own settings. Very worthwhile.


- Janet Schluter, Early Childhood Centre owner, Queensland -

Seminar 1

An interpretation of the key principles of Reggio Emilia

Reggio Emilia is a town in northern Italy that has become synonymous with high quality early childhood practice. Educators from all over the world visit Reggio Emilia and the municipal schools and infant toddler centres. This seminar will assist participants in understanding and interpreting the principles that underpin the Reggio Emilia Educational Project and how  they might be re-interpreted in another context.


Seminar 2

Working with the competent child

Constructing an 'image of child' is a vital part of how educators in Reggio Emilia work with young children. In this seminar, we will explore what this means, how you can examine viewpoints on children and childhood, and how this will influence your everyday practice as part of educational change. We acknowledge this as the 'living breath' of the work undertaken in Reggio Emilia. 


Seminar 3

Building relationships with people, spaces and materials 

Both the principles of Reggio Emilia and the Early Years Learning Framework invite educators to consider the importance of relationships with children. This seminar explores aspects of relationships that can support continuous improvement and firmly place children as central to all decision-making in our early childhood contexts. We also explore relationships with materials as an important element.


Seminar 4

Meaningful observations to support teaching and learning

Our colleagues in Reggio Emilia place great importance on listening deeply to children and themselves. This workshop will assist educators in understanding what this means in practice and how they can develop strategies for honouring and enacting a pedagogy of deep listening with young children. We focus on the intentional act of documenting teaching and learning.