The Reggio Emilia Approach
Our Journey - Student Experience in Goodwin's Early Childhood Education Program
“Our Journey” is a culmination of the student’s final presentations in 2013 for ECE 406 Advanced Curriculum, when we started embedding the Reggio Emilia approach into our program. Beginning with ECE 101, Introduction to Early Childhood Education, we share the principles of a Reggio Emilia inspired curriculum with our students. This course, which is at the end of the bachelor program, immerses the students in the culture of Reggio Emilia, Italy while reading many books and articles about the Reggio Approach to curriculum. This experience ensures our students leave us with a strong foundation in this approach, and a new perspective on curriculum development and high quality early childhood education.