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Introducing Myself!

  • 1.  Introducing Myself!

    Posted 01-11-2019 09:54 AM
    Hello NAEYC community! I am new to the organization and wanted to quickly introduce myself.

    I'm a consultant who has been working with libraries and early childhood education communities since 2012. My original focus was on outreach to Latinx immigrant communities and bilingual early literacy programming. I continue that work, but I am also a children's yoga and mindfulness teacher, specializing in preschool. In 2017 I founded Stories, Songs, and Stretches!, a yoga-inspired and science-informed early learning startup dedicated to ensuring kids are school-ready in body, heart, and mind. I regularly travel the country providing training on the use of mindful movement and stillness to enhance early literacy, physical literacy, and social-emotional skill development. I'm also in the process of recording and launching on YouTube a Stories, Songs, and Stretches! video series for use in the classroom, teaching guides, and an album of children's yoga and mindfulness music.

    My vision is to help develop an entire mindful generation of school-ready kids. If this resonates with you, I'd love to connect! To wrap up, I just want to thank you all for your passion, your dedication, and your exceptionally important work. You are in the business of building brains which in my mind makes you total rock stars!

    Happy 2019!

    Katie Scherrer
    Owner, Connected Communities Consulting
    Founder, Stories, Songs, and Stretches!
    Lexington KY

  • 2.  RE: Introducing Myself!

    Posted 01-14-2019 09:16 AM
    Hi Katie,

    I love this! I would love to learn more.  I am currently a behavior coach in a preschool. Always looking for different strategies and techniques to help the children and the teachers.  How did you become certified as a yoga and mindfulness teacher? I would be really interested.


    Stephanie DeScalzo
    Behavior Coach
    Winter Park Day Nursery
    Winter Park FL