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Not Just Cute, the Podcast: Intentional Whole Child Development for Parents and Teachers of Young Children

Jun 15, 2022

I'm talking with Dr. Rachel Romeo about her follow up research to Hart & Risley's famous 30 million word gap.  She's sharing how language shapes development and why interactions matter beyond word counts.

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Jun 2, 2022

In this episode, I’m talking with Dr. Dana Winters, executive director of the Fred Rogers Institute about how the work of Fred Rogers continues today.

It's one of my favorites.

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Mar 14, 2022

Early last month, NPR published an article with the title, “A top researcher says it's time to rethink our entire approach to preschool”.  Maybe you saw it, or like me, maybe you had several people send it to you because they knew you’d find it fascinating.

The article featured developmental psychologist and...

Jan 5, 2022

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This episode comes from a livestream I did with Leaders Lounge summit organizer, Beth Cannon. 

We talked about her experience helping early education teams get clear about their purpose and about their process.  We take on a topic that makes many educators...

Dec 20, 2021

If you’ve spent much time listening to children’s music, you’ve likely heard of Laurie Berkner.  And if you haven’t, you’ll be thanking me for the introduction later.  Laurie Berkner has a gift not only for creating engaging music that even adults actually like, but for truly seeing, hearing, and respecting...