Crossroads for Learning and Columbia College Chicago's Education Department Host an Evening 

with Dr. Lella Gandini on February 27, 2014


The Reggio Emilia Approach to Learning and Implications in U.S. Contexts

Lella Gandini

Jessica Spangler, teacher from Chicago Public Schools Velma Thomas

Early Childhood Center presenting using a quote from Guidici and Vecchi 

Quotes from Lella Gandini



“Teachers try to extend and sustain an interest in order to continue the search”.


“Listening is very important, even if a child can’t speak words they can speak with their eyes and pointing”


"It is fair to respond to the demands that are part of the culture here"


Having themes and a teacher instructed approach “sells children short of what they want.”