NJEEPRE initiated the Roundtable Series in the fall of 2004 in order to provide quality professional development experiences among early childhood educators in New Jersey. Today the Roundtables continue to raise awareness and build loving communities of learners, researchers and advocates for children and their families. The Roundtables serve as one forum for communication, information exchange and networking.

Roundtables are hosted by Reggio-inspired schools and educational sites that support the principles and practices of the Reggio Emilia Approach.  Roundtable chapter readings provide support for meaningful conversations and reflection. Mini-workshops provide experiential learning to bind together principle with practice and offer participants small group experiences. Whole group dialogue and sharing of small group summaries bring us into a collaborative context where even more questions and possibilities unfold. To close we evaluate our time together and become a collective community built upon thoughts, ideas and new visions that support quality professional development opportunities.

The Roundtables are open to members and non-members alike. Our participants include early childhood professionals including teachers, directors, administrators, college and university faculty and those working for organizations that understand the benefits of the Reggio Approach to enhance and deepen their work with children.

Roundtables are free to members of NJEEPRE; non- members are charged a participation fee at the door. The Roundtable Series runs from September to May, on Saturday mornings from 9:00am – 12:00pm or on weekdays from 6:00pm – 8:00pm at host locations throughout the state. Certificates for 2-3 professional development hours are given.  Be sure to view some of our prior NJEEPRE Roundtables – Roundtable Reflections

The NJEEPRE Roundtable Co-Chairs:

Kathleen Berkowitz
Sonja de Groot Kim, PhD
Susan Wien, MA        

For detailed Roundtable contact information please see Upcoming Events list on top right of this page