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

Sep 20, 2022

When holistic psychologist Dr. Nicole Beurkens attends to a brain-based challenge, she doesn't look only at the ways she could change the brain.  She looks at the many things that impact the brain and starts there.  Nutrition, sleep, environment, input.  There's so much that contributes to the challenging behaviors we...

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...