Thursday, May 17, 2012

Douglas College presents film on Reggio Emilia Approach

If you’re interested in Early Childhood Education, you won’t want to miss the screening of Not Just Any Place, a film about the history of the Reggio Emilia Approach to teaching preschool and primary school-age children.

When: Monday, June 11, 5:30-8:30pm 
(cash bar 5:30-6:30pm; film 7pm) 

Where: Laura. C. Muir Performing Arts Theatre, fourth floor north 

Douglas College, 700 Royal Ave., New Westminster

The screening is part of a fund raiser for the Wonder of Learning Exhibit, an exhibition of the infant/toddler centres and pre-schools of the Instituzione Municipality of Reggio Emilia, a region in Italy with some of the most innovative pre-school programs in the world. Donations are welcome at the door.

A post-film discussion will be facilitated by Sue Fraser, Faculty Emeritus in the Faculty of Child, Family and Community Studies at Douglas College, and the author of Authentic Childhood: experiencing Reggio Emilia in the classroom.

Twenty years ago, Early Childhood Education instructors from Douglas College joined the first Canadian delegation to Reggio Emilia. They came back with ideas that have been incorporated into teaching training programs across the country and that became the heart of the ECE program at Douglas.

Part of the Reggio Emilia Approach is creating a supportive, inclusive environment for children and one that allows children to explore freely and gives them control over the direction of their learning.

To register for the event, email Monica Freeman. For more information, visit