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South Australian Collaborative Childhood Project

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The South Australian Collaborative Childhood Project is a statewide network doing early childhood research.

The project was developed following recommendations by Professor Carla Rinaldi through her Re-imagining childhood: The inspiration of the Reggio Emilia education principles in South Australia (PDF 7.4MB) report.

Aims of the project

The project will engage in ongoing research into how childhood can inspire cultural, educational, philosophical and economic change for South Australia, and challenge current perceptions of childhood.

The South Australian Collaborative Childhood Project will:

  • advocate for children's rights as citizens from birth
  • work in partnership with Reggio Children to develop an original approach that builds on highly regarded existing practices and is inspired by the Reggio Emilia principles
  • assert South Australia as a leader of early childhood education and child development within Australia and the Asia Pacific
  • actively contribute to the international body of early childhood research.  

2017 Reggio Emilia Study Tour

Building on the success of the 2014 and 2015 South Australian study groups to Reggio Emilia Italy, the South Australian Collaborative Childhood Project extends an invitation to interested South Australians to participate in a 2017 study group. 

Refer to the information below.