The Inquiry Circle is an interactive learning experience focused on how early childhood educators and specialists can incorporate the internationally recognized Reggio Emilia approach into their practice.
Teachers, speech therapists, art therapists and early interventionists share their observations of young children's explorations in the home, classroom or therapy settings with other early childhood educators around the country. Through the dialogue used in the Inquiry Circle approach, participants reflect and share documentation on how children approach and explore their world.
This group is facilitated by Carolyn Pope Edwards, Ed.D., Willa Cather Professor of Psychology and Child, Youth and Family Studies at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and Catherine C. Carotta Ed.D., Associate Director, Center for Childhood Deafness at Boys Town National Research Hospital. Dr. Edwards is an internationally recognized scholar on child development in cultural context and the Reggio Emilia approach to early childhood educations. Dr. Carotta specializes in assisting early childhood educators implement the Reggio Emilia approach with young children with hearing loss.