Infanzia_infancia Italy-Brazil Cooperation
A three-year professional development project (2008-2010) for teachers in the municipal early childhood education system of the district of Barreiro, one of the 9 districts of the city of Belo Horizonte, Brazil.
The project involved 36 schools that serve 36,400 children from 4 months to 5.6 years old.
A number of seminars conducted by Reggio Children were held in Belo Horizonte for the personnel of the educational services, and administrators and teachers from Belo Horizonte visited Reggio Emilia.
Over the three years, the project involved more than 1200 teachers in specific seminars and 1800 community members with seminars open to the city. The seminars were followed by professional development for teacher educators, with 120 pedagogistas and teachers participating.
In addition to visiting the schools involved in the project, Reggio Children organized a series of meetings with the local teachers.
During the three years, the network of schools with a special agreement was expanded with the opening of the new Aguas Claras Preschool designed with the collaboration of the cooperatives Unieco and Coopselios of Reggio Emilia.
In collaboration with
Municipality of Belo Horizonte
Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs