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! 

December 10, 2018

Nature schools in the United States tend to be filled with white, upper class kids who will eventually matriculate to mainstream kindergartens. Due to various costs and issues of predictability, challenging the status quo is difficult. While Wildwood Nature School is g...

December 20, 2017

Inclusion of young children with disabilities is more and more the norm for early childhood classrooms.  It is abundantly clear how beneficial an inclusive classroom can be for a child with disabilities .  The ability to watch and learn from typically developing peers,...

November 20, 2017

There are many benefits to including children with disabilities in typical preschools and child care centers, including:

  • Young children have opportunities to learn from and share experiences with each other.  This includes positive models for learning, communication...

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