The early childhood program founded in Reggio-Emilia, Italy incorporates an emphasis on the learning environment, process vs. product, developmentally appropriate practice, and the importance of the community of learners. Much of this philosophy reflects the culture of the Italians and is difficult to recreate in the United States. This course is meant to provide an introduction to the approach and will attempt to bridge the Reggio-Emilia theory with American culture. We will view the Reggio-Emilia approach as a means to combat the push-down curriculum, competition, product over process, and the jumping/skipping of learning stages we are now experiencing in this country. The course will also explore how the Reggio Emilia approach can be used to support virtual learning through parent/caregiver partnership and engagement. *The course will current curriculum in virtual and socially-distanced classrooms and meets online eastern time.
- Focus OnAges Infant - 5 Years
- CategoryEarly Childhood, Online
Registration Options and Cost$425 12.0 CTLE or 1.2 CEU
$1,660 1.0 Credits