Educators hear it all the time.
“Must be rough to just play with kids all day.”
“Wiping noses and tying shoes, huh?”
“Summers off and work day ends at 3:00? What do you have to complain about?”
The first five years of life are arguably the most critical in the development of brains, in empathy, in language, in social emotional development, in ways that set the course for a child’s entire lived experience. Early childhood educators are doing the most critical work of a society – they are investing in the development of humans.
We will use this space to promote evidence based practices and to shine light on alternatives to the cookie cutter approaches in education. We will dismantle beliefs about children and families that do harm and put limits on growth. We will explore how we can grow toward strengths-based approaches that celebrate the first five years and open the doors for the potential within every child.
Come with us.
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I’m really excited about your blog…one that teaches about teaching! It’s refreshing to land in a spot where the “real” work is being discussed and where the challenges involved in unlocking human potential is explored. Thank you for creating this space, Jen Newton!
Thank you, Kathy! I’m so grateful you’re here! I learned a ton of what I know from you! Want to write a post for us? 🙂