Integrating the Reggio Emilia Principles and Philosophy in the Early Years Classroom, by Nkechy Ekere Ezeh, Dubai



April, 20th and 21st, 2018


UAE, Dubai,


Holiday Inn Barsha, (special room rate for event)


School: Register 5 teachers for the training and receive the 5th registration free

This course is designed to orient the participants to the philosophical and theoretical foundations behind the Reggio Emilia Approach as well as explore practical strategies for adapting and integrating the principles of Reggio Emilia Approach in their setting.

This workshop is composed of opportunities for experiential and collaborative hands-on learning opportunities. Opportunity will be provided for participants to be engaged, interact with other participants, reflect on, and document their learning in an environment that is supportive and meets an educator’s need to gain practical knowledge that can be applied to teaching practices.

Dr. Nkechy Ekere Ezeh an international scholar is a tenured Professor of Early Childhood Education at Aquinas College Faculty of Education and Lead Facilitator for PONA Consulting L3C. She has been involved in teaching and learning about the Reggio Emilia approach for many years in her work with pre-service teachers, teachers of young children and parents. The topic of Reggio Emilia Approach and how teachers can adapt the principles in their setting was the focus of her doctoral dissertation.  She has taught at various levels of early childhood classrooms, set up early childhood education programs, served as adult and parent educator and educational consultant. A sought after trainer, for the past 15 years, she has led numerous professional development courses for teachers, curriculum coordinators and parents throughout the United States, Australia, China, Dubai, India, Japan, Malaysia, Qatar, Singapore, South Korea, Thailand and Zambia. Additionally, she have conducted in school consultations -mentoring and coaching teachers.

Dr. Ekere Ezeh completed her M.Ed from Grand Valley State University in Early Childhood Education and Ed.D in Child and Youth Studies with specialization in Curriculum Development and Systemic Change from Nova Southeastern University. She has won numerous award in her home town of Grand Rapids Michigan for her work with young children.

She was one of the US delegates to Reggio Emilia, Italy and a panelist on the Oxford University Early Literacy Round Table. Her research interests include curriculum development, improving teaching & learning process, role of culture in learning and literacy development.

s an independent educational consultant.


Teachers of children 0-8 years old, Curriculum Coordinators and School Administrators. Parents are welcome.

Day 1

08:30 – 09:00 Participants arrival

09:00 – 11:00 Session One

Setting the stage:

What we bring to the course

Overview of the philosophical and theoretical foundations of the Reggio Emilia Approach.

11:00 – 11:30 Break

11:30 – 01:00 Session Two

What are the central operating principles of the Reggio Emilia Approach?

01:00 – 02:00 Lunch

02:00 – 03:30 Session Three

Making learning visible

An in-depth examination of the principles of the Reggio Emilia Principles


Day 2

09:00 – 11:00 Session Four

Revisit day one

Examination of the key factors to the Reggio Emilia Approach to Early Childhood Education

Environment as the Third Teacher – Explore what a Reggio inspired classrooms look like

11:00 – 11:30 Break

11:30 – 01:00 Session Five

Participants’ reflection on their own classrooms

Explore practical ways to make the Reggio Emilia principles visible in the Early Years Classroom

01:00 – 02:00 Lunch

02:00 – 03:30 Session six

Reflections on the take away from the two days

Development of individual/group action plan for implementation in Participants’ classroom

Sharing of ideas


Please note although content for sessions are indicated, this may be adjusted in terms of timing and participant needs as the workshop progresses.

Certificates of Attendance will be issued to participants who have taken part in all sessions. Please make sure your personal information is correct in the registration form.

Terms and Conditions

Certificates of Attendance

Certificates of Attendance will be issued to participants who have taken part in all sessions. Please make sure your personal information is correct in the registration form.


Fees include all materials necessary for the workshops, lunches and coffee breaks during workshop days. Workshop fees do not cover transportation or accommodation.


Participants are responsible for any visas.


Payment will be made via bank transfer.
Bank detailed information will be given via confirmation email.
Please indicate participant name and workshop in the transfer reference.
Please also note that all charges are the responsibility of the remitter.
Full payment is due within 4 working days after confirmation of registration.
Spaces are limited. If payment has not been received within the deadline, spaces will be released to other interested persons.


  • If you are unable to attend this event, you may send a substitute delegate in your place at no additional cost. Please advise us of any substitutions as soon as possible. The participation fee will not be reimbursed upon cancellation if done then less than one month of the workshop date.

  • 4 Generations 4 Education will not be responsible for any loss or damage arising from any changes to or cancellation or rescheduling of the workshop. If the workshop is cancelled or rescheduled, 4 Generations 4 Education will make every effort to contact every registered delegate. In case of cancellation or reschedule of a workshop, 4 Generations 4 Education will reimburse the participation fee, keeping 10% as service charge.

  • 4 Generations 4 Education reserves the right to cancel the programme due to unforeseen circumstances.


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