Reggio Inspired Emergent Curriculum & Constructivist Practices in Early Childhood Education
  • Innovative use of materials
    Using clay in a new way where balls of clay are presented to guide construction with sticks
  • Confounding the learner
    Exploring textures while blindfolded

Apply Cycle of Inquiry System to your Emergent Curricular Planning Process

With the Cycle of Inquiry process, Constructivist and Reggio inspired teachers learn the teacher practices for planning and implementing emergent curriculum that is closely linked to children's thinking. Book a training for you and your team today!

About InnovativECE

This site is the home of the Cycle of Inquiry System – a documentation tool that guides teacher’s emergent curricula planning, focusing teacher’s thinking on children’s thinking

The courses, articles, and projects documented on this site reflect principles of inquiry based constructivist practice that are also inspired by the schools of Reggio Emilia, Italy.  In Emergent Curricula classrooms teachers observe with intention.  They interpret observations to discern what children know and question so they can facilitate learning and problem solving along with children.  Children are encouraged to express their knowledge, to question, and to problem solve through their interactions with a wide variety of materials and social interactions.  Documentation of the learning and thinking processes of children and teachers is essential for the reflective practices in this approach. The Cycle of Inquiry System is a tool for this pedagogical documentation.