“Alternative approaches in the implementation and the management of infant toddler centers in Reggio Emilia in the Eighties and Nineties of the XX century: Between public engagement and private enterprise, on the tracks of Loris laguzzi”
Nicola S. Barbieri
Pages : 101 – 126
The paper discussses aspects of the pedagogical famework, organization and management of a form of
Italian institutions for early child education, known as nidos. It presents the historical background and the transformations of the insitution of nidos during the 20th centrury, stressing the close relatioship of the institution with Reggio Emilia. Furthermore, it examines the cases of four such institutions with different types of magagement regimes: 1. Nidos run by cooperative enterprises, 2. Nidos managed by parents, 3.Nidos managed by a cooperative enterprise of young women and 4. Nidos managed by a company set up by skilled women.