Foundation Reggio Children

On September 29, 2011 the not-for-profit Foundation Reggio Children – Centro Loris Malaguzzi is officially born.

It has origin from the transformation of the International Association “Friends of Reggio Children”. In this way, added value and strength are given to the participation of people, citizens – from Reggio Emilia and from other cities and countries – and to the promotion and development of the participation of volunteers that has characterized the Association over the years.

Promoting founders

Reggio Emilia Municipality

NAREA (North American Reggio Emilia Alliance)

REI (Reggio Emilia Institutet – Sweden)

Red Solare Argentina

Effe 2005, Holding Feltrinelli

C.I.R. Cooperativa Italiana di Ristorazione

Cooperative sociale Coopselios

Pietro Manodori Foundation

honorary founder: Antonio Malaguzzi


Addressing the potentials and the rights of people since birth.

Sharing the values of the Reggio Emilia Approach around the world, also through the dialogue with other countries and experiences.

Contributing to the development of the Loris Malaguzzi International Centre as a research, innovation and experimentation centre in the different fields of knowledge.

Preserving and increasing the heritage of the quality and experience of the Preschools and Infant-toddler centres of Reggio Emilia, also implementing international exchanges.

Board of directors


Carla Rinaldi

Board members

Margie Cooper

Riccardo Ferretti

Harold Gothson

Italo Portoli

Francesca Sassi


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