A week-long Study Trip to the Preschools of Reggio Emilia, Italy left me exhausted, enthralled, and “in love”. As one teacher from the Loris Malaguzzi International school stated, ” If you really believe that this way really works, you have to fall in love with it and trust the children.” She went on to say that they strive to create balanced encounters so children and adults are sharing a journey of research together. What an incredible way to look at education. I will continue to study the Reggio approach and strive to bring the inspiration to my context, my school, in my town because I am “in love” with a philosophy that values children!

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