Vancouver Reggio Consortium                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              


Bev Superle 
Vancouver Reggio Consortium Society 


July 3, 2014 from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM PDT,                 July 4, 2014 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM PDT &                             July 5, 2014 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM PDT 
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Blue Shore Centre for Performing Arts 
Capilano University
2055 Purcell Way
North Vancouver, BC V7J 3H5

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A Two Day Reggio-Inspired Institute

Thursday July 3, 2014 from 7:00pm - 9:00pm  (2 hours training) Registration Fee $20      

Friday July 4, 2014 from 9:00am - 3:00pm (lunch included, 6 hours training) Registration Fee $95

Saturday July 5, 2014 from 9:00am - 3:00pm (lunch included, 6 hours training) Registration Fee $95

*Friday July 4 and Saturday July 5, 2014 (12 hours training) Registration Fee $160

Join us as we explore ideas and possibilities from the pedagogical approach of Reggio Emilia for our own westcoast contexts. Stefania Giamminuti, author and researcher of the Reggio approach, invites us to consider our own identities,our contexts and our images of children, educators, and families. She exhorts us to construct an image of early childhood settings as places of encounter, places of culture, places of democracy,and places for shared research between children, families, and teachers.

July 3, 2014 Evening Talk (7-9pm):Young Children’s Right to Beauty: Aesthetics and Pedagogical Documentation in Reggio Emilia

Stefania illustrates sensitivity to aesthetics of the environment in the schools of Reggio Emilia as a cultural choice and value. She shows how schools and communities can be empathetic environments, welcoming to children, educators,and families, places that ‘belong’ to children and speak of them. This talk will inspire participants to imagine and create beautiful environments for children and with children and to consider aesthetics as a value.

July 4, 2014 Institute Day One: Early Years Settings as Places of Research - Possibilities from Reggio Emilia

The focus of this day is on thinking about contexts and values in early childhood settings through the lens of possibilities offered by the educational project of Reggio Emilia. Beginning with an overview of key pedagogical principles, Stefania will share stories from daily life in the municipal infant-toddler centres and schools; the evolution of a project drawing and narrative from Arcobaleno infant-toddler centre; the experience of the learning community at Neruda school welcoming a child with Down’s syndrome; and The Story of the Last Paratrooper to Land, a celebration of the ‘meaningful alliance’ between educators and families. Stefania uses rich images and video footage from her research internship in Reggio Emilia to illustrate the possibilities that pedagogical documentation offers to make values and choices visible in early childhood settings.

July 5, 2014 Institute Day Two: Dancing with Reggio Emilia: Metaphors for Quality

This day’s focus is on reconceptualizing quality in early childhood settings, and re-imagining research as an ethic of welcome and relationship. Inspired by the voices and daily life of children, families, and educators in Reggio Emilia, Stefania will propose a view of quality as value-laden and culturally constructed. Through the story of her own encounter with the learning communities of Arcoboleno infant-toddler centre and Neruda school, she will explore the image of early childhood settings as places of research, where children and adults are welcomed and valued as researchers in daily life. Examples from daily life - rich images and the voices of children, teachers, and families - are used to frame new understandings of quality and an invitation is extended to teachers to see themselves as researchers in their every day encounters with children.

For more details, please visit Vancouver Reggio Consortium at:

Registration starts: Friday April 18, 2014  

Maximum participants 300

Parking fees are in effect.

Please mark this date on your calendar, as we will not send a reminder. 

Registration provided by Westcoast Child Care Resource Centre.

Event Policies:

  1. Payment must be made at time of registration. You may also contact Rosa Ng at 604-709-5661 Ext 221 if you want to pay by cheque.
  2. Register early as space is limited.
  3. Certificates of participation and receipts will be provided at the end of the event.
  4. Participants must stay for the full event to receive a certificate.
  5. Doors close 30 minutes after the start time in respect to the presenter and participants. Latecomers will not be admitted and will not receive a certificate.
  6. There is a $15 fee to replace a missing certificate.
  7. Lost certificates can be replaced for up to 1 year from the event date, for a $15 fee.
  8. We are unable to accommodate children during the event.
  9. Please mark the dates in your calendar. We do not send reminders.
  10. These are non-credit event (cannot be applied towards the completion of a degree).
Refund and Cancellation Policy:
  1. No refunds will be given. You may substitute another participant, if necessary. Please email Bev Superle at for any name change.
  2. Vancouver Reggio Consortium may cancel the event at any time. Registrants will be notified and will receive a full refund.


Note: If the event is full, please contact Bev Superle at to be placed on the wait list.