Reggio Children promotes several study groups annually as professional development initiatives on the Reggio Emilia Approach®. These offer study opportunities for deeper investigation of the concepts, contents, and values which are part of the educational project of the Reggio Emilia's Municipal Infant-toddler Centre and Preschool project.
Participating in a study group on the Reggio Emilia Approach® means being immersed in the concepts, contents, and values that make up the city’s municipal infant-toddler and preschool educational project.
It means going back to the origins of this educational project, and familiarising with its history, how it has evolved through research and innovation, and how it is organised today.
The aim of a course with a study group is to investigate the various professional profiles in schools and centres from different points of view – their responsibilities, roles, organisation, work strategies, collegiality, professional development and "self" professional development, the ideas of progettazione/design, documentation, and research.
Study group programmes include theoretical discourse, woven with presentations of documentation, put together as part of the work in Reggio Emilia’s municipal infant-toddler centres and preschools. Days are also set aside for visits into the centres and schools themselves.
Projects, learning journeys, and processes are directly illustrated and shared by teachers, pedagogistas and atelieristas working with the children every day in the municipal infant-toddler centres and preschools, together with Reggio Children.
Certain Study groups are promoted and organised in collaboration with members of the Reggio Children International Network.
Reggio Children is a credited Educational Provider of the Emilia Romagna Region, authorised by the Delibera di Giunta Regionale N. 778 in 26/04/2004, and confirmed by Delibera di Giunta Regionale N. 396 in 05/04/2017, for the following areas of activity: CONTINUOUS, PERMANENT, AND HIGHER EDUCATION.
Reggio Children is a certified Educational Provider under the International Standards UNI EN ISO 9001:2015 for the design and provision of professional development educational activity.