Books and articles


Cadwell, L. (1997). Bringing Reggio Emilia home: An innovative approach to early childhood education. New York: Teacher’s College Press.

Chard, S. (1998). The project approach: Book one: Making curriculum come alive. New York: Scholastic.

Chard, S. (1998). The project approach: Book two: Managing successful projects. New York: Scholastic.

Edwards, C., Gandini, L., & Forman, G. (2012). The hundred languages of children: the Reggio Emilia experience in transformation (3rd ed.). Santa Barbara, CA: Praeger.

Hendrick, J. (Ed.) . (1997). First steps toward teaching the Reggio way. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall.

Helm, J. H., & Katz, L. G. (2011). Young investigators: The project approach in the early years (2nd ed.). New York, NY: Teachers College Press.

Katz, L., & Chard, S. (1989). Engaging children’s minds: The project approach. Norwood, NJ: Ablex.

Krechevsky, M., Mardell, B., Rivard, M., & Wilson, D. (2013). Visible learners: Promoting Reggio-Inspired approaches in all schools. Jossey-Bass.

Lewin-Benham, A. (2011). Twelve best practices for early childhood education: Integrating Reggio and other inspired approaches. New York, NY: Teachers College Press.

Gandini, L., & Etheredge, S. (2009) (Eds.). Insights and inspirations from Reggio Emilia: Stories of teachers and children from North America. Worcester, MA: Davis Publications, Inc.

Scheinfeld, D. R., Haigh, K, M., & Scheinfeld, S. J. (2008). We are all explorers: learning and teaching with Reggio principles in urban settings. New York, NY: Teachers College Press.

Pelo, A. (2007). The language of art: Reggio-Inspired studio practices in early childhood settings. St. Paul, MN: Redleaf Press.

Wien, C. A. (2008). Emergent curriculum in the primary classroom: Interpreting the Reggio Emilia approach in schools. New York, NY: Teachers College Press.


Gandini, L. (1993, November). Fundamentals of the Reggio Emilia approach to early childhood education. Young Children, 49 (1) 4-8.

LeeKeenan, D., & Edwards, C. (1992). Using the project approach with toddlers. Young Children, 47 (4) 31-35.

New, R., (1991, Winter). Projects and provocations: Preschool curriculum ideas from Reggio Emilia. Montessori Life. 26-28.

Staley, L. (1998). Beginning to implement the Reggio philosophy. Young Children, 53 (5) 20-25.

Trepanier Street, M. (1993, Fall). What’s so new about the project approach? Childhood Education . 25-28.



ERIC Clearinghouse on Elementary & Early Childhood Education. University of Illinois.

Early Childhood Research & Practice – Internet Journal on the development, care, and education of young children. L. Katz, ed. L. Katz. The Project Approach.