“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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Our Event Calendar

This link contains our event calendar for 2017 -2018.  It is an updated, printable list of our upcoming events with active registration links. 

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

Jobs Forum

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.

RINM 2018 Winter Newsletter

This newsletter introduces two Network initiatives: a local project called the Geography of Childhood and a monthly Documentation Lab. These, along with the long-running monthly Book Study, are ripe for cross collaboration.

The Reggio-Inspired Network of Minnesota Civic Engagement Committee engaged with parents and children in a series of conversations about the varied contexts within which children construct their identities. These discussions became defined as “the geography of childhood” and then the “geographies of childhood.” We considered:

  • the natural environment and seasonal climate;
  • the built environment: rural, suburban, urban, small town;
  • the social environment: communities that hold diversity, and communities that are (perhaps only apparently) homogeneous;
  • places of high mobility and places of high stability;
  • and contexts that carry high responsibility at an early age, and those that insulate children from even age-appropriate challenge.
This geography is more than a place on a map; embedded within each context are histories, expectations, opportunities and constraints. 

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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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