When I first heard of them a year or so ago, the sense I got that Reggio Emilia preschools were just the less flashy, less rigid, but equally long-established cousin of Montessori. But according to the NY Times' Graham Bowley, they are an art-inspired educational "wildfire" engulfing New York City. [Actually the wildfire quote is from my former Disney colleague Don Burton, so it must be true.The Reggio Emilia programs on the Upper East Side are particularly awesome, so awesome, in fact, that they should take Bowley's kid off the waitlist.
The Garlanded Classroom [nyt]
Previously: The Blue Man Group's new school venture is RE-based.
Maybe it's the gear that's hot: Play+Soft RE toys and furniture are awesome.