About the Reggio-Emilia Inspired Approach to Learning

Developed in post-World War II Italy, the Reggio approach sees children as able to construct knowledge based on their experiences and interactions with others.

Loris Malaguzzi, the driving force in the development of the Reggio Emilia approach in post-World War II Italy, wrote a poem called “The Hundred Languages of Children” that expresses the core philosophy of the approach.

This philosophy is particularly appropriate in John Tracy Clinic classrooms, as we strive to help deaf and hard of hearing children engage the possibilities in the world around them and learn to communicate. In a Reggio Emilia classroom, teachers, parents, and children are partners in learning, and the curriculum is driven by children’s natural curiosity.