I can’t believe it’s been so long since I posted anything here! But I have been busy. The training sessions are up and running with four ready to go. I’ve been at the ORAEYC (the Oregon branch of the National Association for the Education of Young Children) fall conference, I’ll be doing a session in… Continue reading Up and Running
I can’t believe that 2017 is over. It seems like we were just bringing in the new millennium and now we’ve traveled 17 years. I find myself thinking about those seventeen years, and the last one in particular. What have I done to improve the life of someone else? What have I done with that… Continue reading Reflections of Time Gone By
On this day of peace and joy, I wish you and yours a holiday filled with warm blessings and love. Merry Christmas
I don’t know about you, but to me, the holidays are so much more fun when there are kids around. At our center they are feeling it in the air. There is excitement and joy and a little misdirected behavior too! So what do we do with all this mounting energy? Listen. I had a… Continue reading Listen to the Holidays
I had intended to post this yesterday but my computer would not cooperate, so I had pretty much given up when I thought – Why should this only apply to one day? I think this is something we should be thinking about every day and setting an example for your children. What do you think?… Continue reading In Remembrance
Wow! Can you believe summer is just about over – in some places it IS over!! Are you ready for the new school year? At our center there will be a training on the use of Creative Curriculum and planning activities – and then the part the teachers like the most, seriously – preparing their… Continue reading It’s Fall. Breathe – Put your Feet up.
As I spend time building this website and planning what workshops I’m going to offer, I find myself reflecting on the experiences I’ve had in this ever changing field of child care. What was it that made me want to do this? Why have I persisted even though I can barely make a living at… Continue reading Child Care Reflections