Appropriate as a supplemental text for undergraduate and graduate courses in education, child development theory/practice, and curriculum methods. Also suitable for in-service education. The Reggio Emilia approach is reintroduced in this text through rich stories and examples of children's projects that invite readers to examine their personal learning process. It offers innovative ways to meld theory with teaching and action research while considering the professional development of each reader-pre-service, in-service, teacher educator, teacher researcher. Unlike other texts on Reggio Emilia, it considers assessment, cultural diversity, and teaching issues from a U.S. perspective.