Mission



Crossroads for Learning was formed to inspire, support, connect and challenge early childhood educators as they seek to understand and apply principles and practices of the   Reggio Emilia Approachwithin their own context.



Goals

To foster educational leadership

Advocate for the rights of children, educators and families

Coordinate and communicate opportunities for educators to dialogue and exchange about teaching, learning and education in relationship to influences from the Reggio Emilia philosophy and the US context

Provide professional learning experiences concerning teaching, learning and education in relationship to influences from the Reggio Emilia philosophy and the US context

​Provide support, challenges and consultation for individual programs or groups of educators

Executive Committee Board Members

 

Kristin Brizzolara - Member at Large

Peter Brown - Secretary

Karen Haigh - Co-chair

Jennifer Keldahl - Chair and Temporary Treasurer

Juana Reyes - Member at Large

 

Board Members

Robert Bryant, Mary Crane Center

Jane Cecil, Educational Consultant

Nina Dueñas, El Valor

Marcia MacRae, Chicago Commons Association

Sean Shaffer - Chicago Park District

Flor Villanueva-Winter - Chicago Public Schools, Belmont Cragin Elementary School

Jessy Zich - Greeley School Winnetka District 36

Advisory Board Members

Jessica Fong, Chicago Public Schools Velma Thomas Early Childhood Center

Celia Hernandez - Chicago Public Schools Belmont-Cragin Elementary School

Zarahi Menendez, Kiddieland Educational Center of Excellence

Jesús Oviedo - Chicago Commons Association

Alexandra Pafalis-Silverstien - Chicago Children's Museum

Mary Kay Richardson -Chicago Public Schools Velma Thomas Early Childhood Center

Janice Woods, Early Childhood Education Consultant

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15-36 month-old children exploring a fish tank made out of a re-purposed darkroom tank.