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

Sep 16, 2021

Meghan Fitzgerald has combined her many professional and personal experiences with her passion for learning, play, and nature, to create Tinkergarten, a program that supports caregivers in providing children with powerful outdoor play experiences.  In this episode, she shares her insights on how and why playing in...


Jun 11, 2021

Matis Miller is the author of the new book, The Uncontrollable Child.  He’s a licensed clinical social worker and therapist and the founder, director, and supervisor of The Center for Cognitive Behavioral Therapy of New Jersey.  Certified in both cognitive and dialectical behavior therapies, Matis brings a unique...


Jan 7, 2021

Show Notes: https://notjustcute.com/podcast/episode40

 

After the U.S.- based National Association for the Education of Young Children – or NAEYC – launched its national accreditation system for early childhood learning programs in the early 1980s, they made an interesting observation.  While their accreditation...


Dec 11, 2020

Several years ago, Pat Rumbaugh was nicknamed “The Play Lady.”  And the nickname stuck.  After spending 25 years getting young people to play through her work as a PE teacher and tennis coach, she co-founded Let’s Play America and took on the task of encouraging people of ALL ages across the nation to prioritize...


Nov 24, 2020

I'm so excited for you to meet Heather Jackson, director of the Reggio-inspired Sunflower School.

In this episode she shares her thoughts on verbs as thematic units, slowing down to capture the true intentions of the children we work with, and the beauty and importance in the magical thinking of childhood.

Whether you...