As parents of young children, you’ve probably wondered about questions like:

“What is the best educational approach for my child?”

“How can I establish boundaries for my child?”

“How can I help build my child’s independence and social skills?”

“How can I encourage my child to be resilient and have a positive self-image?”

“How can I help my child learn another language while still having fun?”

There are a great number of educational approaches, each with their own focus, but it is most important to identify the educational approach that most fits your child’s needs. As the first Reggio Emilia-inspired kindergarten in Beijing, House of Knowledge will deliver a series of articles that present you detailed and practical information of Reggio Emilia approach, and we believe that with these articles, you’ll find out more regarding your questions.

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What is Reggio Emilia Approach?

“Creativity seems to emerge from multiple experiences, coupled with a well – supported development of personal resources, including a sense of freedom to venture beyond the known.”“Stand aside for a while and leave room for learning, observe carefullywhat children do, and then, if you have understood well, perhaps teaching will be different from before.”

  – Loris Malaguzzi.


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Loris Malaguzzi developed the Reggio Emilia educational approach shortly after World War II, at a time when many Italians felt that children needed a new and progressive way of being educated. In 1963, with the help of the municipality of Reggio Emilia, Loris Malaguzzi participated in the simultaneous creation of the first municipal preschools and several infant-toddler centers within the community (Pricilla Westlake, 2017).


Malaguzzi’s Reggio Emilia style of education was revolutionary and unique in the way that it understood young children as individuals who are independent and capable of doing whatever it is they set their mind to. Malaguzzi believed that all children are resourceful and intelligent. He understood and incorporated these beliefs into his teaching philosophy and into the development of one of the world’s most popular educational approaches, what is now known as the Reggio Emilia approach (Pricilla Westlake, 2017). 

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Hailed as an exemplary model of early childhood education (Newsweek, 1991[WU1] ), the Reggio Emilia approach seeks to enhance a child’s “own powers of thinking through the synthesis of all the expressive, communicative and cognitive languages” (Edwards and Forman, 1993). 

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An important part of any Reggio Emilia-inspired school is the atelier. In the atelier spaces, young children are offered daily opportunities to encounter many types of materials, many points of view, as well as a chance to work actively with their hands, minds, and emotions. The atelier enables children to make use of all of their expressive languages, known as the “hundred languages of children,” in an environment that values the expressiveness and creativity of each child in the group. 

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Would like to learn more about the Reggio Emilia approach? The best way is to follow our articles and reserve your seat in our workshops! From October to March, we will provide a series of workshops that focus on Reggio Emilia approach, language learning, and social development, to share a full picture of early childhood education with parents. 

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Parent Workshop Series


Reserve your first parent workshop in October now!

Workshop 1: Childhood Challenges and Behaviors

Presenter: Giulietta Welman  |  Principal, Chaoyang Park Campus

Language: English (with Chinese translation)

Chaoyang Park Campus: Oct 19th,  9:30-11:30am

Victoria Gardens, 15 Chaoyang Park West Road, Beijing


Giulietta Welman

Giulietta is from South Africa, and she has been an educator for over 18 years, both as a teacher and principal – predominantly in Early Years and Elementary. During this time, she obtained her Bachelor of Primary Education degree, as well as accreditation in the following: British National Curriculum, South African Curriculum and Assessment Policy Statement (CAPS), International Baccalaureate Curriculum (IB), Montessori Education, and the International Early Years Curriculum (IEYC). She has successfully taught, led and opened new schools in South Africa and Greece, and has previously worked in Chengdu as an IB teacher, teacher trainer and Primary Years Program (PYP) Coordinator in a reputable international school.


Workshop 2: How Can My Child Learn Several Languages While Having Fun

Presenter: Farshad Danicek |  Co-Founder & Head Program Development

Language: English (with Chinese translation)

Chaoyang Park Campus:Oct 30th,  9:30-11:30am

Xinglong Campus  |  Block A, Unit 8, Xinglongzhuang, Chaoyang Road, Chaoyang District. Beijing


Farshad Danicek

Farshad Danicek, M.Ed., Co-Founder and Head of Program Development, House of Knowledge. Mr Farshad has been working in the Early Years Education industry for almost 30 years. During the past 12 years, he has adapted the Reggio Emilia approach to coincide with, and compliment, Chinese learning styles.


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Suggested reading:

The Hundred of Languages of Children, ed. Carolyn Edwards, Lella Gandini, and George Forman


Everything Has a Shadow, Except Ants