Rosalba Bortolotti is a RECE and pedagogical consultant working in early education for over 25 years developing innovative approaches to support Reggio inspired professional learning. She was the founder and owner of Acorn School a Reggio inspired preschool in Ontario. Rosalba is the co-founder of the Acorn Collaborative and is passionate about working with educators and families on engaging and experiencing, how the image of the child impacts our understanding of young children’s learning. She shares her expertise and passion about curriculum development, environmental organization, pedagogical documentation, children’s portfolios and integrated art. Over the years Rosalba has offered many study tours, workshops and conferences throughout the province and internationally. She was a professor in the School of Early Childhood at Seneca College where she taught courses on creative arts, emergent curriculum and philsophy. Rosalba has learned about the Reggio Emilia Approach first hand from her visits to Italy in the early ‘90’s and continues to revisit the schools in Italy. Rosalba is a member of the York Region Nature Collaborative, the Ontario Reggio Association and NAREA.