Study visit from DGB Assia _ Germany

From 27 to 29 September some municipal preschools in Bassa Reggiana welcomed a group from the DGB Assia, Germany.

The pedagogical coordinator Tania Bertacchi accompanied the group during the visit to the preschool Arcobaleno in Guastalla while the pedagogical coordinator Mascia Marconi welcomed the participants at the infant toddler center Birillo and the preschool Arcobaleno in Novellara.

On wednesday Mascia Marconi  gave a lecture about the Project approach in Bassa Reggiana preschool at Istoreco Association  in Reggio Emilia .


Teachers from Tromsø Norway

The preschools Arcobaleno in Guastalla and La Ginestra in Poviglio  welcomed a group of teachers from Domkirkens barnehage in Tromsø Norway on Thursday 22 and Friday 23 September. The group, with the pedagogical coordinators, deepened the themes of the project approach and documentation at the school.


A visit from the Japan Women’s University – Tokyo

The infant toddler center Iride in Guastalla on Wednesday 7 September welcomed a visit from Japan. The participants came from  the Japan Women’s University, Tokyo.
They were curious to know the reality and the context of our territory , the pedagogical approach and the architectural significance of the new infant toddler center  by asking questions aimed at understanding the specificity that characterizes the territory of Bassa Reggiana.


Progettinfanzia lands in Seoul, South Korea

Patrizia Benedetti, pedagogical coordinator and Giuseppe Vitale, atelierista at Bassa Reggiana municipal preschools were in Seoul, South Korea, as guests speaker during an educational seminar organized by Dana Kindergarten.

On Saturday 27 August, Patrizia introduced the Bassa Reggiana educational philosophy and the project  Teatro sociale: Living, knowing and reflections from 2/3 y.o. children of La Stella infant toddler center. Giuseppe talked about spaces supporting children experience and the educational appeal of “open” material, introducing the project  Padus: Boats, floating and hipothesis from 4/5 y.o. children of Zenit preschool in Boretto. On Tuesday 30 August they deepened the value of parents participation and they proposed a special workshop with teachers titled Grafphic language and type of paper.




A visit from Uddevalla _ Sweden

The headmaster Lars-Åke Frykholm and the teachers of the school Matilda from Uddevalla (Sweden) spent some days in Bassa Reggiana visiting the preschool Zenit in Boretto (4 July)  and the infant toddler center G. Rodari in Poviglio (5 July).
They attended to the lecture Listening the places: children, infant toddler center, territory with Giliola Belli, pedagogical coordinator.

The group visited the balsamic vinegar factory “San Giacomo” in Novellara and the city of Reggio Emilia.


Shaking the habitual: meeting in Guastalla



The Eu project  Shaking the Habitual: norm critical approaches to gender in early childhood education setting was granted by the National Agency in Sweden the 24 of June 2015. The preschools that are participating in the project comes from


SWEDEN:     Agnebäckens förskola, Landvetter / Nicolaigarden-Egalia, Stockholm

ICELAND:      Hjallastefnan, Garðabær

ITALY :            Progettinfanzia, Guastalla

 The Project wants to investigate preschool activities with gender and equality glasses on.

From 25 to 27 May the partners of the project met to Progettinfanzia Headquarters in Guastalla.


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BRIC PROJECT- Open public forum in Gothemburg

From the 30th of May to the 3rd of June Sweden is in turn to host the BRIC meeting. The teachers will visit preschools and exchange their ideas and practices of childrens democratic engagement i public spaces. The 31th of May there will be an Open Public Forum to show all the exciting work going on and the first results of the project. Children, teachers, politicians, parents and researchers will share their thoughts, reflections and experiences.