Since 1994, the Innovative Teacher Project (ITP), in collaboration with Reggio Children and US educators has provided professional development opportunities for educators, administrators and parents interested in the study of the Reggio Emilia approach to early childhood education. Professional development is a core value of the Reggio Emilia approach—hence it is the mission of ITP to create a community for those interested in elevating the quality of early childhood education.

The Innovative Teacher Project is nationally recognized in North America as a professional development network in Northern California. Today, the circle is growing—there are more than 20 public and private schools in Northern California that through ITP participate in the ongoing development of their teachers and educational programs inspired by the Reggio Approach to education.

With contributions from internationally renowned educators, the Innovative Teacher Project offers year-round opportunities such as:

  • Events

  • Conferences

  • Facilitation of dialogue with educators in Reggio Emilia, Italy

  • Resources