"This book will help to promote a vibrant and creative approach to learning that will enrich American children's educational experience." - Barbara and Eric Carle, author and illustrator of The Very Hungry Caterpillar. "It's now widely understood that the preschools of; Reggio Emilia are among the most important educational endeavors of the last century. Theoretically grounded and eminently practical, drawing on experiences in Italy and the United States, this book probes deeply into the atelier, the heartland of a Reggio-inspired school." - Howard Gardner, author of Changing Minds and Good Work; "A book that is intended to reveal the meaning of the atelier in the world of schools and learning gives me nothing but joy and receives my warmest support." - From the Foreword by Vea Vecchi, Atelierista, 1970-2001, Diana School, Reggio Emilia, Italy Consultant, Reggio Children s.r.I."