Designer and President of Learning Materials Workshop
Learning Materials Workshop is the US distributor for Reggio Children publications. Karen Hewitt, president of LMW, first visited Reggio Emilia in 1993 where she observed the extraordinary work in the infant-toddler and preschool centers and attended seminars with Loris Malaguzzi. The connection between children’s learning, open ended materials, and the environment resonated with her work as an early childhood educator and a designer of children’s toys. Over the years, Reggio Children and LMW have established a close, working relationship that includes acting as their major USA distributor.