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Acknowledgments e wish to thank all of the children, parents, educators, and colleagues who have been
part of the system of infant-toddler centers and preschools in Reggio Emilia and
whose educational stories contributed to the development of our way of compiling
educational diaries. We particularly wish to acknowledge the children, parents, teachers,
and staff at Asilo Nido Arcobaleno whose images grace the pages of this book. We are
also deeply appreciative of the support of Reggio Children in creating this volume,
especially for the devoted help of Annamaria Mucchi. We received additional support
and resources from the University of Nebraska–Lincoln, and are deeply indebted to
our translator, Silvia Betta, for her dedication to the project. Certainly our colleagues
who contributed essays deserve a large share of credit for the rich content within this
volume, and we also wish to thank participants at many conferences in the United States
and Canada who attended sessions at which Laura’s story was presented, accompanied
by reflective questions that seemed to inspire intense and stirring discussions. We
appreciate the concern and care with which Redleaf Press has approached the editing
and production of this book. Finally, we wish to thank all of our colleagues in Italy and
around the world whose intellectual friendship has meant so much to us and to our
personal and professional growth.

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