My journey into the practices of Reggio Emilia, Italy so far has really changed how I view learning. I love the idea of adults and children working and learning side by side as constructivists. I feel so fortunate to be given the opportunity to travel to Italy and study the Reggio approach in its authentic environment. My goals for this experience are to first study the environment and see firsthand their strong image of a child and how they make learning visible. I am also very eager to collaborate with other teachers both in Italy and on the journey with me. I feel that reflection is just as important as the experience. I am keeping an open mind and thinking of this trip as a growing experience for me personally as well as professionally.