The North American Reggio Emilia Alliance (NAREA) is a network of educators, parents, and advocates seeking to elevate both the quality of life and the quality of schools and centers for young children. We envision a world where all children are honored and respected for their potential, their capabilities, and their humanity. Our mission is to build a diverse community of advocates and educators to promote and defend the rights of children, families, and educators of all cultures through a collaboration of colleagues inspired by the philosophies and experiences of the 0-6 education project of Reggio Emilia, Italy.
NAREA’s ongoing initiatives include a winter conference, summer conference, organization of sessions during the annual conference of the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC), publication of the quarterly periodical, Innovations in Early Education: The International Reggio Emilia Exchange, and the collaborative management with Reggio Children of The Wonder of Learning – The Hundred Languages of Children exhibit.
NAREA is a member of the Reggio Children International Network, a coalition of more than 40 countries vested in the ethical advancement of early childhood education and children’s rights worldwide. NAREA is also a promoting founder of the Reggio Children–Loris Malaguzzi Center Foundation, the mission of which is to promote and advance research as an essential activity to improve the lives of children and communities.
For more information about NAREA, please see the website www.reggioalliance.org