The Reggio Study Group is up and running strong this year. We have had two meetings thus far, one on September 28 and one November 1. Our next meeting will be at the beginning of December.
Attendance and interest in the Reggio Approach is growing in the Rochester area. We have had representation from a variety of programs: Seton Catholic Preschool; Toddler’s Workshop; Creative Expressions; Rochester Museum & Science Center; Woodbury Preschool; Allendale Columbia as well as professors from area colleges and individual preschool consultants.
We have shared documentation boards, reflected on our work with children and have begun a reflection study for each chapter of the book, Working In The Reggio Way by Julianne P. Wurm.
We recall Loris Malaguzzi in the poem “The Hundred Languages of Children” and consider what and how we work with children.
Here is one of his quotes:
” TEACHERS -like children and everyone else- feel the need to grow in their competences: they want to transform experiences into thoughts, thoughts into reflections, and reflections into new thoughts and new actions. They also feel a need to make predictions, to try things out, and to interpret them… Teachers must learn to interpret ongoing processes rather than wait to evaluate results.”
Chair of Reggio Study Group
Kathy Burton and Maya Lodico