This presentation will take a closer look at the research behind the most innovative practice in our field. We will explore the What? How? and Why? of Early Childhood Education Best Practice. We will talk about the importance of child development and the constructivist learning approach. We will talk about how the constructivist learning approach ties to the centers in our classroom and even the conversations we have. We will understand what we are teaching and why we are teaching it when we facilitate within Reggio Emilia classrooms. We will also talk about the conversations we as educators need to have to effectively link our observations to effective instruction. We will leave knowing what are the most effective next steps on our journey.