The Earlier the Better?
This excerpt from Rae Pica's book, "What if Everybody Understood Child Development?" discusses why pushing academics down into early childhood education, is detrimental to child development.
Reconsidering Everyday Early Childhood Practices
The complementary curriculum approach integrates diverse educational methods, supplementing traditional learning with experiential activities, real-world applications, and interdisciplinary perspectives. It cultivates well-rounded…
Children love using natural materials to make these festive Christmas ornaments.
The Role of Risk in Play and Learning
Real play means taking risks. As educators we have the responsibility not only to understand the inevitability of risk, but to know the importance of providing adventuresome opportunities for children. In this article Joan Almon…
A Letter to Families and Friends of the Children in Room 13
A playful letter that powerfully describes the learning that happens in a play-based classroom.