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  • 1.  Reggio-inspired curriclum

    Posted 03-17-2023 11:17 AM

    Hi again!

    Very interested in incorporating aspects of Reggio into our school and curriculum.  Does anyone have any advice on how to create a curriculum that has a nice balance of Reggio aspects while also having some sort of standardized "curriculum"?



    Kelly Pfleging
    Administrative Manager
    The Oaks Children's Academy
    Charleston SC

  • 2.  RE: Reggio-inspired curriclum

    Posted 03-18-2023 07:50 AM

    Hi Kelly,

    I started my teaching career at a Reggio inspired center who worked closely with Lella Gandini, and went to grad school at PSU, who had worked closely with Vea Vecchia. When I started teaching at a center that was not Reggio inspired (but we had a lot of freedom as long as we could assess development across the domains) I had to figure this out in my own classroom. Later I co-led a programmatic shift like the one you describe when I was an admin. It can be a meaningful professional journey for teachers!

    I recommend a 3-year plan because Reggio pedagogy is so rich and sometimes abstract. When it's done intentionally and curriculum plans are communicated clearly it works smoothly with development across the domains. I think a real time conversation is a better fit than a forum post. Please feel free to message me if you want to chat!

    Sincerely, Lauren

    Lauren Stauble
    Boston, MA

  • 3.  RE: Reggio-inspired curriclum

    Posted 03-21-2023 02:29 PM

    Hi, we are considered a "Reggio Inspired" center.  We find that the Creative Curriculum by Teaching Strategies with their project approach to learning works very well with Reggio.  Teachers love it, children love it and parents love it!

    Pamela Brignac
    Early Learning Center
    Jackson LA