Creating a beautiful environment for young children to learn and grow
Early childhood educator
“Thoughts on Infant and Toddler Classroom Design In Relation to Brain Development”
I encounter a lot of parents who don't realize the extensive brain development happening in their infant or toddler, and the huge role that environments and routine play in cultivating their child's healthy growth and development. This article—meant for teachers but accessible to parents—offers lots of great suggestions for “encouraging playfulness, mystery, wonder and awe.”
Genevieve Gorder: A Place for Everything
Genevieve is one of the first interior designers whose work truly resonated with me. She weaves nature, beauty and practicality into all of her work. In this video from The Design Network, she focuses on the power of organization to give children the freedom to be creative.
“The Reggio Emilia Approach”
In this segment from our South Bend public television station, WNIT, local education experts discuss the power of the “Reggio Emilia approach,” in which young children are given considerable control over the direction of their learning and encouraged to foster relationships with their peers and explore material items in the world.