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Early childhood education has been my life for over 40 years. I have taught all age groups from infants to 5-year-olds. I was a director for five years in the 1980s, but I returned to the classroom 22 years ago. My passion is watching the ways children explore and discover their world. In the classroom, everything starts with the reciprocal relationships between adults and children and between the children themselves. With that in mind, I plan and set up activities. But that is just the beginning. What actually happens is a flow that includes my efforts to invite, respond and support children's interface with those activities and with others in the room. Oh yeh, and along the way, the children change the activities to suit their own inventiveness and creativity. Now the processes become reciprocal with the children doing the inviting, responding and supporting. Young children are the best learners and teachers. I am truly fortunate to be a part of their journey.

Monday, April 22, 2013


For those of you who follow my blog in the Denver area, I will be speaking there this Saturday at an event hosted by the Early Childhood Education Department at Red Rocks Community College in conjunction with Jefferson County Head Start Program.  The event is called: Celebrating Men in the Lives of Young Children.  It will be held at the Jeffco Head Start Center from 8 to noon.  Doug Gertner, The Grateful Dad, will also be speaking.  My talk begins at 8:15 and Doug's starts at 10:00.  A panel discussion follows our presentations at 11:10. 

The event is free and open to the public so if you are in the area, it would be great to see you there.  And don't be shy, I would love to meet anyone interested in this work or my work with sand and water tables.

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