How what they did affects what you do!
While these names understandably might bring up images of school, textbooks and tests, it is important for us to be familiar with the folks who paved the way. Why? Because quite simply, the main points within the framework supporting the Ooey Gooey® philosophy are not new! The importance of being outdoors, adults acting as a facilitator, the power of observations and the importance of controlling the environment are not new ideas! However we cannot pull strength and credibility from this fact if we don’t know who they are and what they did! This workshop will provide you with an overview of the key contributions of a few of the major players in the history of early childhood education thus reinforcing that being play-based, hands-on and child-centered in our approach to children is not a new idea!