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We stood among the midday bustle of Piazza Prampolini.
As I soaked in the sights and sounds of small-town, Italy, a thought occurred to me.
This place--Reggio Emilia--and its people paved the way for us, as education professionals, to do what we do. Its school is the genesis of the approach that changed the way the world sees early childhood education.
During a trip to Italy this summer, a group of Fisher College faculty, myself included, and students made a trip to village near the northern Italian city of Bologna.
The trip gave the students firsthand experience at the source of one of the most popular modern early childhood education approaches.