The municipal early childhood programs in Reggio Emilia, Northern Italy for children, are internationally acclaimed programs for the inspiration, challenges, and provocation they provide for all those concerned with the care and education of young children. The Reggio Emilia Approach is an innovative and inspiring approach to early childhood education and values the child as strong, capable and resilient; rich with wonder and knowledge.
Recently Paige, Centre Director and Bryony, Educational Leader, from the UYCH Family and Children’s Centre received the Warrawong Professional Learning Grant to participate in the Reggio Emilia Study Tour in April 2016. The Warrawong grant is provided to support training and professional development in the early childhood field in Victoria. The funds will contribute to the cost of the study tour as well as study materials.
Reflection and evaluation from the study tour will provide catalyst for change, innovation, and shifts in understanding. This will support our centre in developing a culturally inclusive and educational program with a strong emphasis on communities of learners; as children’s families and educators investigate, create, explore and learn collaboratively. Drawing inspiration from the Reggio Approach, our centre will be able to develop an educational program that shares a profound respect for context and supports meaningful and authentic shared learning experiences.
UYCH Family and Children’s Services is committed to providing the best early childhood programs for children. By keeping up to date with programs that are used worldwide we will continue to deliver the best in early childhood care. For further information on our services click here.
The study tour will be facilitated by Reggio Australia