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  • I'm on the West Coast, so I am just waking up to the position statement. In the statement this recommendation very much resonated with me: "View your commitment to cultural responsiveness as an ongoing process. It is not a one-time matter of mastering ... More

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  • Hi Gina, # You can do a lot of different activities with wood and twigs.  The round wood pieces are called 'wood cookies'.  1. You can pound nail half way in the wood all around and use colorful rubber bands, yarn, or loom loops as geo board.  ... More

  • We follow nutritionist Ellyn Satter's division of responsibility. (She has a nice website with feeding guidelines) . Adults do not bribe or coerce or shame children to eat more or less. Adults are only responsible for providing healthy food choices and ... More

  • Thank you Barbara and Lauren and Steffenie and Seon and Becky, You've all helped me so much and you've broaden and directed my wishes and plans. Carol ------------------------------ Carol Murray Bard Nursery School Red Hook NY ---------------------- ... More

  • We sent home nutritional guidelines for packed lunches and asked parents to save sweets and chips for home. In Ohio we had to supplement the lunch if it had no protein, fruit/veg, etc. so we offered the missing items; but never insisted that anyone eat ... More


  • Advancing Equity in Early Childhood Education Position Statement

    Advancing Equity in Early Childhood Education
  • Leading with Equity:  Early Childhood Educators Make it Personal

    Leading with Equity: 
    Early Childhood Educators Make it Personal

    The Summary of the June 2018 Leading and Working toward Equity Leadership Summit is out.

    Read the report HERE.

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