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Childcare, pay, status, and an early education in early education for me.

A few weeks ago, I had the pleasure of spending a couple of hours leading a seminar of a group of childcare students. These people are dedicated, interested, thoughtful, probing and eager to bring themselves holistically into their placements and studies.  They are destined for higher education, the workforce, or further study in other areas.  They…

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Democratic Education – learning through play, place and natural curiosity

Democratic education builds on the natural desire and capability of children to be curious and learn. It is widely accepted that babies and toddlers learn in their own time without much intervention. The skills that children develop within the first four years of their life are enormous. They learn: – To sit and walk, – To speak…

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Our Montessori Journey: Guest Post by Jessica Marley

I was attending a community college for my associate’s degree in early childhood education when my professor suggested that I do my internship at a Montessori school in the area. I was working at the time at a traditional Christian day care and had no idea what Montessori was, so happily agreed to the new…

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To school or not to school?: *guest post* by Ariel Pelham

This is my eldest son, Little O.  He’s five years old. He’s pretty amazing.  I’d go as far as to say he’s downright awesome, actually.  Here’s another photo of him so you can see just how special he is.     Little O, in addition to being hilarious, rambunctious, naughty, vocal, sweet, and obsessed with…

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