“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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Values and Virtues of Clay

January 28 - 9:00 am

Certificate of Attendance available


Presenter:  Jennifer Azzariti

Based on 3 decades of experiences with children in schools, child-care centers and home-based groups, and work as a ceramic artist, Jennifer will focus on beginnings and relationships, examining children’s initial reactions to—and interactions with—clay.  Examples of short and long-term projects will illustrate clay as a language, and how building a clay vocabulary opens avenues for self-expression and cognition. A combination of presentation and hands-on learning will build your own comfort with clay. You will learn foundational techniques of hand building with clay: wedging,coiling, pinching, and slab building, and leave enriched with specific tips for how to use and manage clay in an early childhood environment.

Location: Blake School, 110 Blake Rd South, Hopkins, MN 

Register here: CLAY EVENT


Don't Miss the Opportunity to learn from Reggio's Amelia Gambetti at MacDonald Montessori, February 24th & 25th

Learn more here: MacDonald Conference

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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