the Association of West African Reggio Educators (AWARE)

Promoting the Reggio philosophy of early childhood care and education (ECCE) in West Africa.



The Association of West African Reggio Educators (AWARE) is a professional body established to promote quality standards in the implementation of the Reggio philosophy and practice of early childhood education. AWARE offers institutional and individual membership benefits which include professional development opportunities, study tours, curriculum development supports, research funding, professional networking and annual meetings.

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    To promote the Reggio philosophy of early childhood care and education (ECCE) in West Africa.

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    To foster knowledge and build the capacity of teachers and early childhood educators to connect theory to practice in the implementation of quality Reggio inspired education

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    To mobilize stakeholders toward prioritizing play-based ECCE across West Africa

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    To offer professional training, networking, conferences and study tour opportunities for practitioners

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    To connect practitioners with the global community of Reggio inspired educators

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    To promote research and advance culturally competent interpretation and implementation of Reggio inspired education

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    To advance the positive image of children as active competent citizens with intelligence, infinite creativity and capacity to contribute to their education, families and society

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    To advocate for children’s rights


  • Access to quarterly publication featuring global innovation in play based early childhood care and education

  • Access to ongoing e-professional development programs and webinars

  • Connection with an international network of practitioners and researchers

  • Discounts for annual conference opportunities – attendance/presentation

  • First consideration rights to international study tours to Reggio Emilia in Italy

  • Unlimited access to members-only online resources

  • Listing on directory of members

  • Monthly Reggio practice e-newsletters

  • Get informed on upcoming events

  • AWARE monthly newsletter


(All prices are USD)

1 year$250$150$50$20
2 Year$400$280$90$40
3 Year$600$400$100$50

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