Become a member of the Ontario Reggio Association
The Ontario Reggio Association is deeply committed to Reggio Emilia’s philosophy of education that has influenced educators throughout the world. The life of the infant-toddler centres and preschools in Reggio Emilia, Italy, is well documented and provides evidence of the “everyday Utopia” that is possible when the visionary ideas of Loris Malaguzzi, developed with educators and artists, guide pedagogy. We are convinced that all children, families, and educators deserve the opportunity to experience and benefit from this thoughtful, democratic, joyful, challenging, creative approach.
We are in direct dialogue with Reggio Children. We are affiliated with the North American Reggio Emilia Alliance, and the Reggio Children International Network. These relationships with educators in contexts all over the world enrich our dialogue and complexify our understandings. The pedagogy in Reggio is always engaged with current times, with culture that is always in motion. We see it as our responsibility to be always learning, critically reflecting and considering what these ideas mean in our context. These relationships also enable us to interrogate discourses, history, and assumptions shape our current practices, and support us to think and walk with others toward transformative practice.
Are you interested in joining a network that is democratic, and relational? One that embraces a view of the child, educator and family as competent and capable, learning as creative and filled with joy? One that orients toward the future and is respectful of our responsibilities to indigenous peoples and the ecologies that we inhabit? If so, join us.
Your membership fee supports our work to organize possibilities for educators across Ontario to be together for conferences and for study weeks in Reggio Emilia, to arrange for speakers, online gatherings, exhibits, displays of local documentation, and visits to centres in Ontario. A portion of the fees supports the creation of resources, translation and publishing by Reggio Children.
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 an interesting and creative context for further professional development. Our intention is that the organization provide a forum for all sectors involved with young children, from child care, preschool, public and private schools to postsecondary institutions, from teachers to administrators to legislators and policymakers.
Our sense is that the organization will provide occasions for joining others who wish to continue their exploration and engagement with the Reggio Emilia approach.