Message from the President

The Ontario Reggio Association wishes to share with you a video from Reggio Emilia that reminds us of the joy that is inherent in a pedagogy of listening to and in 100 languages:

We hope to see you in the coming year, as we construct more piazze ̶ opportunities for educators, artists, policy-makers and others to come together in efforts to incline toward pedagogy inspired by the work and philosophy of education in Reggio Emilia.

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 in critical reflection on what it means to see children as competent, as citizens with rights.

Karyn Callaghan, President, Ontario Reggio Association

Centre of Excellence

Ontario Provincial Centre of Excellence for Early Years and Child Care

Executive Summary

Western University and the Ontario Reggio Association (ORA) are pleased to lead the Provincial Centre of Excellence for Early Years and Child Care with invaluable support from a growing number of partners in the six ministerial regions of Ontario.

The Provincial Centre of Excellence promotes the calls to action of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (2015) and embraces the values of Ontario’s pedagogical framework How Does Learning Happen (2014), including the view of children as protagonists in their own lifeworlds with participatory rights and responsibilities. It recognizes children and educators as capable, resourceful co-researchers, interested in inquiring seriously into the world around them. At the core, the Centre is a public forum for the advancement of early childhood pedagogies in Ontario where educators, children, families, instructors, leaders, and researchers are invited to collaboratively reimagine early childhood education as spaces for democratic possibilities.

Please click here to view the Provincial Centre of Excellence Executive Summary

Please click here to view the Provincial Secretariat for Early Years and Childcare Executive Summary

Reggio Emilia Philosophy

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



We wish to invite you to join a wide-reaching organization in Ontario that brings together those interested in studying and working with the inspiration of the Reggio Emilia approach. We would love to have you join us and can promise