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

Apr 18, 2024

Challenging behaviors seem to be on the rise in preschool classrooms.  Prerna Richards, of Together We Grow, specializes in supporting educators with a behavior coaching program.  In this episode, she shares what she believes is behind this increase, and what can be done to better help our youngest learners.

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Apr 4, 2024

Once upon a time.....

...Happily ever after.

These are common fairy tale phrases. But they're more than just staid story stems. These common phrases -- and the stories in between -- hold not only a recipe for imagination and fantasy but also for resilience.

Stephanie Goloway (EdD) is a powerful advocate for...

Feb 22, 2024

This episode’s focus is the dress-up area and dramatic play.  We’ll talk about the powerful developmental support that comes from preschoolers dressing up and playing pretend.

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Feb 20, 2024

This episode’s focus is sensory play.  We’ll take a look at why these bins full of rice, water, goop, and other media aren’t just a big mess waiting to happen, they’re a really important key to supporting healthy child development.

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Feb 15, 2024

This episode’s focus is the block area.  We look at what’s going on in those busy building centers of the early childhood classroom, and why it’s important to keep those big spaces open for construction, even when there’s pressure to move the blocks out to make room for “real school”.

Don’t underestimate...