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  • loose parts summit

News from the field: A FREE Virtual Conference on Loose Parts!

Oh, JOY! Our friends at Redleaf Press, Think Small Institute, and one of our most admired presenters, Miriam Beloglovsky have teamed up to produce the first inaugural virtual Loose Parts Summit. It begins next week on November 1 and offers 6 days of FREE learning about loose parts! This innovative event brings together the wisdom

  • 5-year old's play enacting the events at the capitol

“The good guys are trying to keep the bad guys out. I saw it on TV”- 5 year old.

Christian Bellissimo, MSW, LCSW, RPT, LLC Child Play Therapist The past year has been filled with adversity for children and adults. A global pandemic. Loss of school and social interaction that children need to thrive. Political tumult that sparked peaceful protests and deadly riots. Our children have watched, listened, and observed in their struggle

Featured Consultants on and NEW webinars!

From time to time we like to show off a few of the experts randomly selected from Early Childhood Investigations Consultant Directory so you can get a feel for the diversity of expertise you can search for FREE. Take a spin to find a match for your organization’s needs so you can hire the best match! It’s

  • Early Childhood Leadership Choices

Riveting! The recording of Early Care and Education’s Leadership Choices: What Lies Ahead for the Field? by Dr. Stacie Goffin and Dr. Valora Washington

As promised, we're sharing the recording of yesterday's webinar, Early Care and Education’s Leadership Choices: What Lies Ahead for the Field? by Dr. Stacie Goffin and Dr. Valora Washington. In this thought-provoking webinar, Valora and Stacie walked us through the biggest issues facing professionalization of our field. While early care and education leadership organizations are

Silence is complicity. We stand for equity and will not be silent.

Earlier today I sent out the email below. I would be remiss to not post it on our blog where it will live forever ,proclaiming our commitment to social justice. After fitful sleep, I woke up this morning ready to send out our usual announcement about upcoming webinars. Usually when I prepare our announcements, I

RECORDING AVAILABLE! Attuned Interactions and Healthy Relationships

If you missed the live webinar by Dr. Mike Sherman of Birth2Five Consulting, you should take the time to watch the recording now. You will learn how to become more attuned with children and why relationship are the most important element of early development. Because we didn't have enough time to ask the questions posed