Young children are capable, competent, and full of wonder...
As early childhood educators, we are preparing children for the variety of experiences ahead of them, not only in school, but in life. Current research in early childhood education and neuroscience teaches us that the best way to do so is to focus on the simultaneous development of the whole child. We must therefore provide opportunities and support for children to develop their identity within the domains of social-emotional, fine and gross motor, language, and cognitive skills. We do this by providing an enriching and intentional environment in which children can wonder, learn, and grow. Together with the children, we explore the many questions young children have about the world in which they live.
I can help you achieve this goal in several ways depending on your needs.
I can write curriculum guides to help your teachers implement your vision.
I can meet with teachers remotely to help with their planning and strategize for implementation, including individualization for children's unique needs.
Examples of Curriculum Implementation
Satellite created by a 3 year old child after a month long investigation into space
Sunflowers painted by a 4 year old child after studying Van Gogh's paintings of sunflowers
3D Tiger Shark, created by a 4 year old child as part of a year long investigation into sharks
Arranging materials intentionally sends a message to your teachers about the value you place on the beauty in their work
The environment serves as another teacher in the classroom. Careful arrangement of furnishings and materials can help set children up for success
Exploring cinnamon with 2 year olds as part of a year long investigation into the sense of smell...