Relationship-Based Inclusion: a Social-Emotional Focus to Preschool Curriculum

By Andi Dierolf

My personal journey has woven together a passion for toddlers, an extensive background in Therapeutic Recreation and a strong play-based philosophy that thrives in Parent Cooperative Preschools. Having spent over 17 years in Parent Co-ops as a parent, director, teacher and parent educator, I am innately aware of the important role connections play in all of the learning that takes place in our preschools. As an educator, our first month of preschool is full of observations, reflections, engagements, problem solving and truly cooperating with families as we establish strong bonds with each child to enable them to reach their fullest potential. Continue reading Relationship-Based Inclusion: a Social-Emotional Focus to Preschool Curriculum

Renewing Your Parenthood Vow

By Rehmat Kharal

Do you remember the day you found out you were about to become a parent? It was a pretty exciting day, right? You were so happy, all you could think about was holding your baby, you and baby going for a walk, playing at the park, her cutest clothes and hair ties or buying baby his first baseball glove. It was an amazing feeling, wasn’t it? Continue reading Renewing Your Parenthood Vow