An Evening with Carlina Rinaldi and Alison Maher [Registration Required]

Monday, April 16, 2018 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm

Don’t miss the chance to hear from two of the most respected educators in the world. Learn first-hand about the Reggio Emilia early childhood philosophy and the way it has transformed the lives of children and families, as well as the health of communities. Hear how a program in the United States has used the inspiration of the Reggio Emilia approach to help the local community understand the value of early childhood education. Registration: Carlina Rinaldi is a world-renowned speaker, author, researcher and teacher. She has served as Pedagogista, then Director of the Municipal Infant-Toddler Centers and Preschools of Reggio Emilia, Italy, recognized as some of the finest early childhood programs in the world. Since 1994 she has been supervising all initiatives of Reggio Children, including research projects carried out with Harvard University, the University of New Hampshire and the University of Milan. She is currently President of Reggio Children and a Professor at the Modena-Reggio University Faculty of Education. She is a sought-after speaker at seminars and conferences throughout Europe, the United States and Asia. She is co-author of various books such as In Dialogue with Reggio Emilia: Listening, Researching and Learning and The Hundred Languages of Children. Alison Maher has been in the field of Early Childhood Education for over 20 years and has demonstrated expertise in leadership, strategic planning, curriculum development, innovative education and public relations. Alison currently serves as Education Director and Teacher Education Program Director of the highly acclaimed Boulder Journey School in Boulder, Colorado. Alison has provided educational consulting to a wide variety of public and private preschool and elementary schools in the United States, Canada, Ireland, Japan and Australia. Alison currently serves on the board of Hawkins Centers of Learning and has been a committee member for the North American Reggio Emilia Alliance. This event is sponsored by: Dimensions Foundation / Dimensions Education Programs; Prosper Lincoln; Children’s Hospital & Medical Center; and Child, Youth & Family Studies, University of Nebraska-Lincoln