Care and Curriculum in Early Learning Settings: Teleclass Re-cap

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Early care impacts our ability to relate to others, understand needs and feelings, and take risks in play and formal learning. Care is where our education begins, and we strive to deepen parents’ understanding of the impact of everyday interactions on the long term health, well-being, and educational capacity of their children.

Last week, we held an engaging and informative teleclass, generously sponsored and expertly presented by Explore + Discover Early Learning Center. During the class, Renee Bock, Chief Academic Officer, and Louis Hamlyn-Harris, Head Teacher at Explore+Discover, explored the meaning of respectful care of babies, and how ordinary care routines and explorations set the stage for physical, cognitive and emotional development.

In case you missed it, you can listen to the recorded teleclass HERE.

Renee and Louis also wanted to share some additional resources for your ongoing reference and support:

The approach to care that we discussed was influenced by Magda Gerber’s Educaring® Approach, commonly referred to as RIE® (Resources for Infant Educarers). More information may be found at https://www.rie.org/educaring/ries-basic-principles/.  In addition, we would recommend that you take a look at the following resources:

A special thank you to Ruth Anne Hammond, Anna Ruth Myers, Deborah Carlisle Solomon and Johanna Herwitz, who have taught our teachers how to deepen our care for children and begin their learning journey in our center.

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