Two weeks ago I lead the infant teacher’s team meeting. We talked about teacher burn out, read a chapter called nurturing the caregiver from Being with Babies and I brought in mint, lemon, ginger water as a little treat. I think the meeting went pretty well. One of the reasons I choose to talk about… Continue reading Teacher Burn Out
I hate when my room or any other part of our apartment is dirty. I can’t stand clutter and I start to lose my mind. I’m the same way with the classroom. I like the books to be lined in a certain way, the kitchen materials to be put away nicely and the cloth napkins… Continue reading Cleaning up: a child’s right to be reflective
Advocate: one that supports or promotes the interests of another – Merriam-Webster dictionary I’m pretty passionate about the word advocate. After the RIE® foundations course I felt like I became an advocate for infants and their rights (at least in my own work). I’m currently an advocate for toddlers and am a HUGE advocate for… Continue reading Be an advocate!
I thrive off of learning, I love learning and learning about learning. I don’t know why it took me this long, but this past weekend I attended a free class at the library. Kathy Slattengren creator of Priceless Parenting presented on Healthy use of Technology for Tots. This is something I’ve thought a lot about… Continue reading Technology and tots: some ideas from Priceless Parenting
This post is more directed to teachers, caregivers, nannies, and anyone who works directly with children. I think that this post will also give parents somethings to think about. Just wanted everyone to know that I’m coming from a teacher perspective who works at a childcare center. The past few weeks my co-workers and I… Continue reading Facebook: Protecting children’s right to privacy
Some children naturally find ways to self-soothe, sucking on their thumb, other fingers, maybe a favorite blanket or lovey, rubbing silky tags between their fingers. Children are very creative! Some children need a little support figuring out what works and feels good for them. Some children find great comfort in using a pacifier and some… Continue reading Pacifiers?!
I love babies, I really do. I want people to know that I’m not baby crazy. I don’t want to be (and I won’t be) that person who makes silly faces at the baby, I won’t pinch their cheeks or tickle them or throw them in the air or make baby talk at them. Sure,… Continue reading Why I LOVE babies