For Your Binder

Day care or preschool? It's not just semantics
2003

An unfortunate side effect of the growing recognition of the early years as learning years is that some people get hyperactive about it.  #parenting #learning #teaching #DAP #care #relationships

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The nesting instinct
2006

Building a den is great for encouraging children's imagination and reinforces their sense of self. But sometimes one of the great pleasures of childhood has to be relearned. #dens #forts #outside #play #environments

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Hand-Clap Songs Across the Curriculum
2012

While I am not sure you will need to plan a hand-clap lesson, the first part of the article provides a nice quick overview of some of the history of hand-clap games as well as connection between hand-clap songs and literacy. #DAP #play #recess #songs #playground

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Does Your Child's Preschool Shun the the Latest Research in Early Learning?
2018

Many preschools in the United States are actually doing the polar opposite of what the research recommends. Couple this article (from 2018) with the recent findings from the Vanderbilt Study and there is simply no reason for play to be pushed aside any longer!   #play #DAP #teaching #learning

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Towards a re-conceptualisation [sic] of risk in early childhood education
2020

Her actual paper is available on SAGE (if you have access) and there is a link within the body of this link you do!  This immediate link will bring you to an article where she gives an overview of her findings.  Additionally, she wonders how ECEs view risk taking? Is it limited to risky play? Or perhaps something more??   #risk #play #teaching

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Guiding Principles of Emergent Early Childhood Education
2022

Taking a cue from the bees! #DAP #play #teaching #learning

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Shopping On the Side of the Road
2022

I bet many of you have provided "forever homes" to tires, cable spools, milk crates and other items worthy of "rescue" from the side of the road!  #looseparts #teaching #play

Setting up a Process-Oriented Classroom: Learning from the Journey in a "Yes-Environment"
2017

Getting closer to YES!  #teaching #learning #art #creativity #play

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Sitting Babies Up – The Downside
2012

The splendor of “baby-owned” accomplishments is why Janet Landsbury recommends giving infants the opportunity to learn to sit on their own and not propping or positioning them.  This article lists some of the other reasons!  #movement #teaching #learning #parenting #DAP #theorists

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Decentering Whiteness, Part I
1998

A speech given in 1998. #equity #teaching #learning

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We’ll Come Back When You’re Teaching: Examining the Need for Curricular Reform in Higher Education in Response to the Introduction of Transitional Kingergarten in California’s Public Schools
2018

What happens when you "add" a grade without considering the training of the folks who might end up teaching it? Or supervising it?  #teaching #learning 

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Prologue: Why We Should Care about Caring
1995

Caring does NOT substitute or replace learning, caring establishes an effective culture for it to actually happen. #caring #teaching #learning #relationships

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