Our Affiliations & Accreditation

Our Affiliations & Accreditation

The North American Reggio Emilia Alliance exists to connect early childhood educators and advocates together in discovering, interpreting, and promoting Reggio Emilia inspired education. NAREA believes in the inherent abilities and basic rights of children and adults, particularly with regard to their competence and right to actively construct relations, knowledge, feelings, and identity. NAREA works to mobilize educators, parents and policymakers to play a collective role in moving the value of early childhood education to a position of priority. Through conferences, networking, and resource sharing, NAREA is advancing an inspiring and innovative movement that is giving more quality and excellence to education.

The National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) is a professional membership organization that works to promote high-quality early learning for all young children, birth through age 8, by connecting early childhood practice, policy, and research. We advance a diverse, dynamic early childhood profession and support all who care for, educate, and work on behalf of young children.

Registered as a Project Learning Tree Green School. PLT’s goal is to advance environmental literacy, stewardship, and career pathways using trees and forests as windows on the world.

Internships With Local Colleges & Universities

Internships in the Reggio Emilia approach are offered during the summer, semester, and yearlong terms. Those interested in doing an internship must attend either Western Oregon University or Chemeketa Community College’s education programs in their senior year. In addition to professional and academic experience, internships are a great way to immerse yourself in the culture, meet local educators, and practice new skills while working in an authentic environment.