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Saturday, June 9, 2018 from 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM (PDT)

Peter Moss

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'Democracy as a fundamental value and practice in early childhood education: the provocation of Reggio Emilia'

Peter Moss is Emeritus Professor of Early Childhood Provision at UCL Institute of Education, University College London. His work covers a wide range of areas including early childhood education and care, and the relationship between early childhood and compulsory education; the relationship between employment, care and gender; and democracy in education. Much of his work has been cross-national, and he has led a European Commission network on childcare and an international network on parental leave. From 2005 to 2016 he co-edited the book series ‘Contesting Early Childhood’, whose aim is to question “the current dominant discourses surrounding early childhood, and offer instead alternative narratives of an area that is now made up of a multitude of perspectives”. His books include Beyond Quality in Early Childhood Education and Care (with Gunilla Dahlberg and Alan Pence); Ethics and Politics in Early Childhood Education (with Gunilla Dahlberg); Radical Education and the Common School: a Democratic Alternative (with Michael Fielding); and Transformative Change and Real Utopias in Early Childhood Education. Most recently he has worked with Reggio Emilia to produce an English-language book of the work of Loris Malaguzzi – Loris Malaguzzi and the Schools of Reggio Emilia: A selection of his writings and speeches, 1945-1993.


Power and resistance in early childhood education' by Peter Moss

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Epiphany Episcopal Church
3611 E. Denny Way
Seattle, WA 98122

Saturday, June 9, 2018 from 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM (PDT)

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Washington Collective

The Washington Collective is doing more than sponsoring the exhibit. In the future, beyond the duration of the exhibit, we have the overarching goal of Celebrating and Inspiring Communities of Love and Trust for All Children.

  1. Use the concrete evidence derived from staging The Wonder of Learning: The Hundred Languages of Children exhibit as an opportunity to draw together people who have aspirations for goodness for children. The inspirations of the exhibit and the Reggio Emilia approach provide an example of real utopia for children.

  2. Collect stories, ideas and conversations about young children to share as provocations for inclusive efforts to build and connect evolutionary, democratic, locally trusted, participatory schools for young children.

  3. Create the conditions for transformative change and the creation of real utopias for all children as a public resource, which we know accrue benefits for everyone in the future.

The Initiative with NAREA
The Washington Collective has signed a contract with NAREA to bring the WOL exhibit
to Seattle. In this part of our effort, we adhere to the initiative approved by NAREA and
Reggio Children in every way possible. Everything that happens related to the exhibit at
One Convention Place, the NAREA Winter Conference at the main branch of the Seattle
Public Library, all Reggio-inspired professional development and any other activity
undertaken in conjunction with the exhibit from January to May 2018 has to be approved
by NAREA and Reggio Children. Therefore, the initiative for all exhibition-related work,
stated differently than in our logo, is:

Structuring a Culture of Shared Values for Children and Childhood:
Honoring Diversity, Differences and Democracy

This initiative will be what guides the selection and design of all exhibition activities.

It is therefore important to distinguish between the two activities of the Washington
(1.) The Wonder of Learning with NAREA and Reggio Children under this initiative.
(2.) Inspiring transformative change and the creation of new utopias for all children,
as stated in the previous section.

Creating the Culture We Desire
The second activity above is an effort not unlike what the mothers of Reggio Emilia, Italy,
did after World War II to create schools for their young children brick by brick, so their
children would never go to war again. We expect donors might see this as an
opportunity to invest in addressing all the crises our society faces, the crises that
dominate our thoughts every day. We think that by starting with conversations about our
children, building on our commonality of love for our children, we can construct together
a new kind of society based on the best of our humanity. This will be a huge task
involving many activities that will require an investment of time and money to begin. The
collective seeks to raise $300,000 or more for exhibit costs, public relations, web
presence, support allowing low-income families and caregivers to attend the exhibit and
related professional development activities, World Café conversations about our dreams
for children in every county in the state, and the creation of a film telling our stories.

Invitation to Participate
We need your help to make this exhibit happen and shape the effort to reach our goals.
In accord with NAREA, we are creating spaces so that a variety of voices can have input
on the ongoing professional development plan which includes but is not limited to speakers, workshops, dialogues and other events that support the Wonder of Learning –The Hundred Languages of Children exhibit.

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