“Iwe givall children dignity and richness, everything changes on the administrative and political level.”

L. Malaguzzi

...a dynamic forum for collaborative inquiry, exchange, and advocacy focusing on the experience of childhood and the process of learning.

 “If we give all children dignity and richness, everything changes on the administrative and political level.”

- L. Malaguzzi

Welcome to the Reggio-Inspired Network of Minnesota, a broad gathering of educators and citizens from Minnesota and nearby regions, who work in a variety of schools and civic organizations around issues of education and democracy. Inspired by the innovative preschools and infant-toddler centers in Reggio Emilia, Italy, Network participants look closely at the “Reggio approach” as well as examine and discuss our local experiences.  Here you will find information, inspiration and resources. 


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If you have a job that relates to Reggio-inspired work, we would like to post it in our Jobs Forum. Email reggioinspiredmn@gmail.com. We will post the job within a week of receiving your email, and it will remain posted for at least 3 months.

There are currently 3 jobs posted, click here to review the job openings.

Enter, Encounter, Engage
The Reggio-Inspired Network of Minnesota 8th Annual Conference

Wandering and Wondering: Connecting the Joy of Loose Parts To the Early Childhood Setting

Featuring Carla Gull, nationally renowned speaker on the whys and hows of using "Loose Parts" with children of all ages to support creativity and inquiry.

  • How can we respond to children's interests and needs by offering them open-ended materials?
  • How can we use "loose parts" to make our classroom environments enticing, stimulating and appropriately challenging for children?
  • How can we support children's inventiveness through our intentional, thoughtful presence and planning?

8:00 AM - Registration
8:30 - Welcome and introductions
9:00 - Keynote Speaker, Carla Gull
10:45 - Break-Out Sessions: Choice of smaller group workshops including:

  • Using loose parts outdoors in nature
  • Materials in the classroom: A conversation on getting started
  • Rethinking Nicholson’s 10 Principles

12:00 - Lunch and networking; Book vendors: Red Leaf Press, Oleanna Books and Debra Fish Library1:00 PM - Group Reflection, Door Prizes and closing

Benilde-St. Margaret’s School
2501 Highway 100 S.
St. Louis Park, MN 55416

Register Online by Monday, September 30, 2019
Cost includes lunch and CEU’s

RINM Educational Scholarship
The Reggio Inspired Network of Minnesota's Education Scholarship is a new opportunity available to those interested in learning more about the Reggio Approach. Network members are invited to apply at any time of the year (a minimum of 6 weeks before an event you plan to attend). This scholarship may be used for registration costs to local, national or international Reggio-inspired workshops and conferences. Preference will be given to professional development opportunities where educators from the schools of Reggio Emilia, Italy are presenting. Funds are limited and awards are made at the discretion of the Reggio-Inspired Network of Minnesota Board. 

RINM Educational Scholarship Application

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Reggio-Inspired Network of Minnesota is a 501(c)3 non-profit located at 525 Pelham Blvd. N., Saint Paul, MN 55104 

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