...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.
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:
This geography is more than a place on a map; embedded within each context are histories, expectations, opportunities and constraints.