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#1 of 3 Old 08-04-2007, 12:22 AM - Thread Starter
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I just found a pre-school/child care with a Reggio inspired curriculum. I think it is more of home run childcare center. What kind of training would qualify the care provider/teacher? This would be for my two year old son, so a standard curriculum is not too concerning for me just yet. But I'd love to start him out in a situation or school he could stay through pre-school. Should they be formally Reggio trained, or do you think having Reggio philosophy is enough?
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Hi there

There isn't any certification process for being Reggio inspired. There are workshops and programs across the country (and in Italy) for training purposes, but I worked at a Reggio inspired school for 5 years and I think that the things that make a school "Reggio" come from the teachers and the community the school serves. It is really rooted in the community and all schools are different because of this fact. There is a focus on respect of the child and beautiful environments and materials. Like I said, though, all schools are different.

If you want to read more about the approach, this website offers some good explanations: www.reggioinspired.com

hope this helps!
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