Message from the President

As part of our ongoing commitment to elevating the view of the child and supporting educators who want to deepen their understanding of Reggio Emilia’s approach to education, the Ontario Reggio Association hosted The Wonder of Learning: The Hundred Languages of Children exhibit from June 23 – November 13, 2016. We welcomed over 7,000 visitors not only from across Ontario, but from across North America and countries around the world. There were several professional learning events associated with the exhibit, focusing on the view of the child, pedagogical documentation and the hundred languages of children. There were also sessions specifically designed for Indigenous educators and francophone educators. An atelier of food was also featured. The opening and closing conferences centred around educators from Reggio Emilia and the meaning we are making of the work. Our relationship with the North American Reggio Emilia Alliance has deepened through this experience. An outstanding team of volunteers pitched in to make this immense undertaking possible. Now, we want to blow on the embers, so the inspiration of the exhibit continues to have impact. We encourage you to become a member of the Ontario Reggio Association, to participate in upcoming events, to form and/or participate in community study groups, to engage in creating pedagogical documentation and critical reflection on what it means to see children as competent, as citizens with rights. May the robust conversations continue!

Karyn Callaghan President of ORA

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Reggio Emilia Philosophy

The Reggio Emilia approach is based in the municipal system owned and operated by the city of Reggio Emilia in northern Italy since the 1960’s.What is the Reggio Emilia Philosophy? The Reggio Emilia approach grew from a grassroots movement by


Here you will find a selection of general resources, including a bibliography and online resources related to the Reggio Approach. Ontario Reggio Association Members have access to additional resources, including articles and an archive of  journals published by ORA. Journals


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