Louise Cadwell is co-founder of Cadwell Collaborative: Sustainability Education and School Design, a consulting firm that works with schools to design meaningful curriculum and vibrant learning communities. Louise was a fellow in Reggio Emilia, Italy, at the Diana and La Villetta schools in 1991–1992. She received her Ph.D. in 1996 from Union Institute, and she is an adjunct professor at Butler University and a Visiting Scholar at Lesley University. Louise is the author of Bringing Reggio Emilia Home: An Innovative Approach to Early Childhood Education (1997) and Bringing Learning to Life: The Reggio Approach to Early Childhood Education (2002). Her work as a teacher and researcher has focused on children’s development through the arts and spoken and written language, particularly as children discover their place in the natural world.