Italy: Childhood Education

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Length

9 days

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Cities

Rome, Reggio Emilia

Program includes

  • Roundtrip Airfare
  • 7 Nights of Accommodation
  • All Ground Transportation
  • Daily Continental Breakfast
  • Welcome & Farewell Dinners
  • Travelers Insurance
  • Entrance to All Activities Listed
  • Full-Time Guide & Assistance

Program highlights

  • Loris Malaguzzi International Center
  • Montessori Foundation in Chiaravalle
  • Parmigiano Cheese Factory & Tasting
  • 2 School Visits – 10 hours “practicum” time in classrooms
  • Guided tour of Colosseum & Forum
  • Historical and Cultural Walking Tours

Itinerary

Day 1 – Departure

  • Depart Home for Rome, Italy

Day 2 – Reggio Emilia

  • Arrive in Rome, Italy
  • Transfer to Reggio Emilia (approx. 3 hours)
  • Welcome Dinner & Program Orientation – The group will be taken for an authentic dinner with a variety of menu options to cater all diets.

Day 3 – Reggio Emilia

  • Breakfast & Day Briefing
  • Full Day at Loris Malaguzzi International Center
    10 AM – Introduction to the history and the values of the Reggio Emilia Approach – The Reggio Emilia Approach is an educational philosophy based on the image of the child, and of human beings, as possessing strong potentials for development and as a subject of rights who learns and grows in the relationships with others.
  • 2 PM – Guided Tour of the Center: visit of the
    interactive spaces, the exploration and research
    workshops.
  • 3.30 PM – Q&A, Debate

Day 4 – Reggio Emilia

  • Breakfast & Day Briefing
  • School Visit – 5 hours practicum
  • Reggio Emilia Historical & Cultural Walking Tour –
    Piazza Prampolini, Piazza Fontanesi, Palazzo del Capitano del Popolo, Teatro Valli, Parco Cervi
  • Structured Free Time & Cultural Immersion

Day 5 – Reggio Emilia

  • Breakfast & Day Briefing
  • School Visit – 5 hours practicum
  • Structured Free Time & Cultural Immersion

Day 6 – Reggio Emilia/Chiaravalle

  • Breakfast & Day Briefing
  • Visit of a Parmigiano Reggiano Cheese Factory &
    Degustation – The local food culture and healthy lifestyle has an important role in child development.
  • Train to Chiaravalle (approx. 4 hours)
  • Structured Free Time & Cultural Immersion

Day 7 – Chiaravalle/Rome

  • Breakfast & Day Briefing
  • Maria Montessori Foundation in Chiaravalle
  • Transfer to Rome (approx. 4 hours)
  • Structured Free Time & Cultural Immersion

Day 8 – Rome

  • Breakfast & Day Briefing
  • Colosseum & Forum
  • Rome Historical & Cultural Walking Tour – Spanish Steps, Trevi Fountain, Pantheon
  • Farewell Dinner & Program Closing

Day 9 – Return

  • Breakfast & Day Briefing
  • Airport Transfer
  • Depart Rome, Italy for Home

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