Rabbi Milkow and Danielle West attended the opening of the Reggio Emilia exhibit at the Convention Center, The Wonder of Learning: The Hundred Languages of Children Exhibition.
In 1991, Newsweek hailed the preschools and infant-toddler centers of the municipality of Reggio Emilia, Italy as among the best in the world. International acclaim and interest followed, and “The Hundred Languages of Children” exhibition was created to inform the world about the work of the children and teachers of Reggio Emilia. The exhibit has traveled to thirty-one countries, including forty cities in the United States. In each host city, the exhibition’s positive impact has reportedly led to an increased focus on the quality of early education programs in local communities. The 8,000 square-foot exhibition of the work of the children and teachers in the infant-toddler and preschool programs of the municipality of Reggio Emilia, Italy makes visible their learning process and the strong image of the child. Through experiencing the exhibition, viewers can deepen their understanding of children’s thinking and an approach to collaboration- and relationship-based learning. The exhibition is composed of six sections and a variety of media, including three-dimensional objects, videos, booklets, audio recordings, and children’s work. Additionally, the Atelier (Studio) of Light will offer children and adults an interactive experience with light, shadow, transparency, and reflection, and includes various materials for their use.