Professional Development

For more information about visiting the exhibit, download our Visitor Information Page. 


Earn Registry credit for visiting the exhibit!!

Reflections on “The Wonder of Learning” Exhibit is a free self-paced training course for early childhood educators. For more information click here.

In Part 1, participants visit “The Wonder of Learning” exhibit. In Part 2, participants type their answers to several reflection questions. Participants will receive 1.5 hours of Registry credit for completing the course.


Professional Development Opportunities during The Wonder of Learning

From January to May 2019, The Wonder of Learning exhibit in Madison will bring educators, researchers, policymakers, and families together for an unprecedented opportunity to improve programs and outcomes for our youngest learners. The professional development activities offered during the exhibit will welcome early childhood educators and administrators across all sectors – public, community-based, Head Start, and family childcare – to engage with The Wonder of Learning exhibit and enter into a dialogue with ideas presented by the municipal preschools and infant-toddler centers of Reggio Emilia, Italy.

Early childhood professionals in Wisconsin can earn Registry credit for visiting the exhibit and responding to a set of reflection questions online. Information about that process will be posted here in January.

A variety of conferences and workshops will be taking place in and near Madison during the exhibit period. Many of these activities will provide opportunities to learn about Reggio Emilia-inspired practices and delve deeply into the ideas presented in The Wonder of Learning.

Launching into Literacy and Math : January 26, 2019

Wisconsin Child Care Administrator Association (WCCAA) Annual Conference: February 13-15, 2019

The Wonder of Learning: A Day of Exploration for Early Educators: February 23rd, 2019

Preserving Early Childhood Conference: March 12-14, 2019

North American Reggio Emilia Alliance (NAREA) Winter Conference: March 21-23, 2019

Power Up: A Conference for Youth Services Managers and Staff: March 28-29, 2019

The Wonder of Learning: A Day of Exploration for Early Educators: March 30th, 2019

Week of the Young Child: April 8-12, 2019

The Wonder of Learning: A Day of Exploration for Early Educators: April 27th, 2019

UW Whitewater Early Childhood Conference: April 12-13, 2019

Office of Child Care and Family Resources University of Wisconsin-Madison