Articles, Books, Organizations, and more…

Below you will find various resources, categorized by topic. We have utilized these as references that inform our practice, however we do not seek to abide by only one approach.  Instead we utilize the parts that resonate with us and ponder the sections that provoke new questions.  Just as with the children, we encourage parents and teachers to strengthen their own internal compasses and support structures, so that ultimately we can all trust in ourselves and our community.

Please let us know if you find another resource that you think we should add.

Social Emotional

The Patchwork School continues to be a national leader in cutting- edge education for young children. Blending philosophies, primarily Reggio Emilia and democratic education, they are looked to as *the* example for what is possible in early childhood education.

Isaac Graves
Outreach Coordinator, Alternative Education Resource Organization

Democratic, Humane & Alternative Education

Reggio Emilia

  • Making Learning Visible: Children as Individual and Group Learners from Project Zero, Reggio Children
  • The Hundred Languages of Children: The Reggio Emilia Approach – Advanced Reflections edited by Carolyn Edwards, Lella Gandini & George Forman

Related Organizations

Papers Written By Staff