I was about 20 years old. Only a year or so out of TAFE, having completed my Diploma, and I’d predominantly worked with preschoolers. When I was put in the toddler room for the year ahead, I was excited but a little nervous too. I was expecting the never ending routine of eating, changing, sleeping and comfort… but I don’t think I was really prepared for the way in which toddlers play.
“The bad news according to that same investigation, is that these interests usually last between six months and three years. Only 20% of children are
I want to talk to you about respecting the PRE. The PRE is an important part of the learning process. The PRE is prep work.
I believe that play is so powerful that it can save lives. Yep, I said it. I understand the power of play for children, it
I am tired. Tired of hearing about achievement gaps and at risk kids and school readiness initiatives. I’m tired of children being subjected to ridiculous
Monica sent a message yesterday asking about programs that were “all about play” so I put together this list. Deciding which program to include was
Mission creep, “the gradual broadening of the original objectives of a mission or organization,” is alive and well in the early learning bureaucracy. You have