The Reggio Emilia Approach in a new and inspiring approach to early childhood education. The approach originated in the city of Reggio Emilia.
According to this approach, children are viewed as full of potentials, competent, and rich with wonder, imagination, and curiosity. They are capable of constructing their own learning which is driven by their interests to understand and know more.
Reggio Emilia is not a method but an approach. There are no training colleges or schools to train to be a Reggio Emilia teacher. Outside of the town of Reggio Emilia, all schools and preschools (and home schools) are Reggio-inspired, using an adaptation of the approach specific to the needs of their community and their students.
Moreover, the Reggio Emilia Approach emphasizes hands-on discovery learning that allows the child to use all their senses and all their languages to learn.