The writing of this article catches us busily at work creating a professional development opportunity for Jewish Early Childhood Educators in Cleveland through a class offered this summer at the Laura and Alvin Siegal College of Judaic Studies. We have been complimented numerous times for the engaging title we have created for this class: The 100 Languages of Children Meet the 70 Faces of Torah. The title often evokes broad smiles of recognition. Occasionally, a furrowed brow is the response. Rarely, are people indifferent.
The United Way Center for Excellence in Early Education Demonstration School, Educare of Miami-Dade, wrapped up the 2010-11 school year with a collaborative video from all of the students called "100 Languages of Children."
“A new exhibition at World Museum Liverpool demonstrates the ground-breaking techniques used in the pre-school educational centres of excellence in the Italian city of Reggio Emilia, Italy.
100 Languages of Children opens Monday 17 October to 13 November 2005 and features artwork produced by the Reggio children. World Museum Liverpool is the last place to house the exhibition in Britain.
The schools were established more than 40 years ago and central to their approach is the interests of the child, with teachers observing and supporting the 100 ways in which children communicate and express their ideas.
Young children are encouraged to explore their environment and express themselves through all of their natural languages, including words, movement, drawing, painting, building, sculpture, shadow play, collage, dramatic play and music. The exhibition contains examples of these forms of creativity and the unique methods used to inspire them.”