Bringing Reggio Emilia Home: An Innovative Approach to Early Childhood Education


Louis Boyd Cadwell, 1997
Illus. softbound, 176 pp.

(A Reggio Emilia inspired resource)

This book is the first written by about Reggio Emilia by a single author and the first to integrate the experience of a year-long internship in the preschools of Reggio Emilia with a four-year adaption effort in one American school. The lively text includes many "mini-stories" of preschool and kindergarten-age children, teachers, and parents who embark on journeys together. These journeys take shape in language, in drawings, in tempera paint and clay, in outdoor excursions, and in the imaginations of both the children and the adults.

During the last 10 years, there has been a tremendous interest among early childhood educators in the Reggio Approach. This book is a readable account of this innovative approach and how its practices were adapted in the preschool and kindergarten classrooms of St. Louis, Missouri. It is heavily illustrated with photographs of the children (both in Italy and in the U.S.) and samples of their work, including some in full color.