An Educator’s Guide to Infant and Toddler Development: Understanding and Responding Appropriately is a comprehensive interactive text that covers the growth and development of infants and toddlers. Readers will learn how to observe and interact with infants and toddlers, and come to truly understand each aspect of their development and learning. The text offers concrete ideas about what to do and say with these children to maximize their growth and development. It also covers caregiving practices, caregiving as a curriculum, infant/toddler learning environments and how to effectively partner with families.
I recently worked with Parents magazine to develop short videos about Preschool, Kindergarten, 1st Grade and 2nd Grade. Continue reading “Parent PhD’s “Back to School” Videos with Parents Magazine”
Part of what I do as an early childhood education/child development consultant is help schools recast the Reggio Emilia Approach and transform their schools to become more “Reggio Inspired.” My program is a comprehensive and intensive experience where we focus on the teachers, the classroom environments and the overall school philosophy/environment/curriculum. I also provide workshops on the different aspects of the approach and how to incorporate them into your school. Below is the framework for my personalized program: Continue reading “Transforming your school to become “Reggio-Inspired””
Before becoming a college professor and developing my Early Childhood Education program, I was privileged enough to teach infants, toddlers and preschoolers at a Reggio Emilia-inspired laboratory school at Virginia Tech. While a teacher at the school, I worked deeply with the Reggio philosophy and was able to see what can happen when teachers listen to children and follow their lead in their learning. Continue reading “Make-Your-Own Light Table (and add some Reggio Emilia to your life)”