Empowering children to learn through enquiry, expression, imagination and curiosity, Reggio Washington strives to integrate the Project Approach and the Reggio Approach to form the Integrated Project Approach. 

Reggio Washington is a research unit that aims to explore creative, reflective practice of Reggio Emilia Way in early childhood education. Reggio Washington has been encouraging an enquiry-based approach to early childhood education through professional, reflective and creative practise and development, organizes study visits to Reggio preschools and infant-toddler centers, and conducts courses and events in the USA. Reggio Washington helps connect and inspire educators interested in developing creative, reflective educational practice all around the world. The role of Reggio Washington is to disseminate the Reggio Emilia Way, nurture, value and respect children’s qualities, and create engaging and meaningful learning environments for children.

In recent years, Reggio Washington has been collaborating with teachers, researchers and professionals to conduct

comparative studies of Reggio-inspired schools in several Chinese cities, including Nanning, Liuzhou, Hohhot, Changzhou and

Zhenjiang. One of the theme of these studies has to do with the way Chinese teachers and schools adapt the Reggio concepts

and tailor the needs of a vibrant and experimental model to a culturally different environment.  More than 200 teachers and

professional are involved in these projects.

Reggio Washington

Acting Director: Mark Zhong, Ph.D.


Address: 1700 Rockville Pike, Suite 400, Rockville, MD 20852 USA
Phone: (301) 881-7266 
 Email: contact@clarewood.org