Perspectives from the Field

Our weekly blog posts feature an inclusive collection of thoughts, experiences and reflections from diverse early childhood professionals living in Oregon. Tune-in every Tuesday to hear from varying perspectives on topics such as inclusion, nature education, parent communication, social-emotional development, and anti-bias curriculum.  Join in on the conversation by commenting on posts and sharing with friends, families, and coworkers! 

November 6, 2018

A full day in the classroom with young children holds a lot of ups and downs. In all the routines there are to get through, you can count on a lot of laughs, smiles, sighs, and a few moments where you might even want to cry (“I have to pick this up AGAIN!?”). Your hear...

September 5, 2018

Last month I wrote about “doing the co-regulation dance,” or helping children to develop their self-regulation abilities. Let’s talk about some activities you can lead in your classroom to help develop these skills for a large group of young children.

In preschool class...

July 3, 2018

Paige and Katie are building together with magnetic tiles when Katie runs out of yellow squares and casually reaches over to take one from Paige’s castle. Paige hits her hand away. The swatting motion catches the eye of a teacher wiping down the snack table a few feet...

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