•Inspiration: Get a fresh view of children’s learning and possibilities for engaging, creative school experiences.
•Ideas for your classroom: Study the projects and work of the Reggio Emilia schools and think about new ideas for your own students.
•A new view of your own child’s amazing potential for learning: Grow a new understanding of your own child and what he or she can learn through exploring the world.
Who is the exhibit for?
All are invited to visit the exhibit to learn about the strong and powerful potential of every child.
•Family members, including parents, grandparents, children, and other family members
•Teachers, including daycare providers, early childhood educators, elementary educators, teacher trainers, and professors of education at the college and university level
•Child and family service organizations and professionals, including social workers, psychologists, child care licensing, occupational therapists, and more
•Community Members who wish to learn more about the value of early childhood education
•Elected Representatives who wish to gain information about the great value of investment in early education
Groups of 10 or more are welcome but please use our GROUP VISIT page to coordinate your visit.
What will you see when you visit?
When visitors view the exhibit, they explore photos, stories, videos, and work samples that make young children’s learning visible.
This will include:
•pictures of children from the Reggio Emilia infant-toddler and preschools discovering, playing, and creating
stories about what is happening
•ideas about what the children are thinking and learning
•work samples that children created in the infant-toddler and preschools of Reggio Emilia, Italy
•videos and audio listening stations
•a hands-on studio with fun, inspiring materials for children and adults to explore together
•a knowledgable Durham initiative ambassador will be on duty at the exhibit during open hours to offer information regarding resources related to the Reggio Emilia approach and share logistical information about the exhibit and related professional development initiatives