Welcome to the

New Jersey Educators Exploring
the Practices of Reggio Emilia, Inc.

New Jersey Educators Exploring the Practices of Reggio Emilia (NJEEPRE) is an organization of early childhood professionals who are inspired by the philosophy and practices of the municipal Preschools and Infant-Toddler Centers in the City of Reggio Emilia, Italy. This philosophy and its practices have come to be known as the Reggio Emilia approach.

As you explore with us we anticipate that you will be encouraged to reflect upon your own work with children and families and consider the possibilities in your own educational setting for new perspectives offered by the Reggio Emilia approach.

We hope that you become informed by the continued work of NJEEPRE and inspired by the theories, reflective practice, research and experiences shared on this site.

Save the Date – May 22, 2019, NJEEPRE Annual Meeting: Diane Kashin – The Process of Documentation: Making Teaching and Learning Visible

Diane Kashin is an early childhood educator in the province of Ontario, Canada where she has taught early childhood education for over 30 years. She has been a presenter and keynote speaker at workshops and conferences across Canada and internationally. Diane has co-written three textbooks with Beverlie Dietze: Playing and Learning in Early Childhood Education, 2nd Edition (2018); Outdoor and Nature Play in Early Childhood Education (2018); and Empowering Pedagogy in Early Childhood Education (2016). She has also self-published a book, Nature Ideas, to support outdoor and nature pedagogy. Diane is the past president of the Association for Early Childhood Educators of Ontario and the current chair of the York Region Nature Collaborative. Her areas of interest include forest and nature schools, risky play, loose parts, and Reggio inspired practices, outdoor play, and emergent curriculum.Diane writes a blog to support professional learning in early childhood education: http://tecribresearch.wordpress.com.