What is the Reggio Emilia approach and how can we be Reggio-inspired at home?
Learn more about the popular Reggio Emilia philosophy that comes from a small town in Northern Italy and why it has inspired educators worldwide. Discover the TransformEd Creative Studio and Learning Centre in Ontario, and how some of this Italian approach has influenced me with my own children at home. Gain some ideas to try too!
BIO: Joanne Marie Babalis is a mom to an infant, and preschooler who is also a Reggio Emilia inspired kindergarten teacher, Early Childhood Education consultant, PhD student, and kindergarten additional qualification course instructor at York University. She is passionate about the early years, specifically designing spaces that inspire inquiry-based learning and creative innovation for twenty-first century learners. Her blog, “TransformEd: Transforming our Learning Environment into a Space of Possibilities” www.myclassroomtransformation.blogspot.ca and Instagram @joannebabalis continue to reach educators throughout Canada and beyond. Each post makes visible the power of inquiry, as well as the strong potential of young children. Joanne recently opened up the TransformEd Creative Studio and Learning Centre in Woodbridge, Ontario for children birth to age eight to attend with their families.