Who is Loris Malaguzzi?
The Reggio Emilia approach, founded by Loris Malaguzzi, is based on the principles of respect, responsibility, and community through exploration and discovery in a supportive and enriching environment based on the interests of the children through a self-guided curriculum.
The Reggio Emilia philosophy and approach to early childhood education has developed and and continues to evolve within a system of municipal infant-toddler centers and preschools in Reggio Emilia, Italy.
The late Loris Malaguzzi, leader, philosopher and innovator in education, guided and directed the energies of parents and teachers who began the schools in the 1940’s.
The Reggio Emilia Approach is built upon a solid foundation of connected philosophical principles and extensive experience.
Educators in the Reggio schools believe that children have the right and the ability to express their thinking, theories, ideas, learning and emotions in many ways.
Therefore, Reggio educators provide children with a diversity of experiences, so that children encounter many avenues for thinking, revising, constructing, negotiating, developing and symbolically expressing their thoughts and feelings.