The following is a written version of the presentation made at The Work of Fred Rogers: A Conference on His Context and His Legacy, held June 16-17, 2023 at The Fred Rogers Institute.[Read more…]
I’ve been busy behind the pages of this blog.
Between conferences and workshops and the planning meetings that accompany those trainings, a common topic emerged, something I’ve been mulling over a bit. It is this: Is play as a valuable part of early childhood classrooms more likely to be challenged when applied to low-income populations – children who may be viewed as “behind?” Is it harder to get support for developmentally appropriate practices for children who need the most developmental support?[Read more…]
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It’s ironic that there are still some people who seem to believe that the faster you can move children through childhood, the more advanced they’ll be.
This is the full text of the newsletter I sent out today.
I’ve been meaning to send out a newsletter all week. It’s been staring at me from my to-do list. But what I had planned to send out didn’t feel right anymore given the social context. So, I’ve been trying to find the right words to share.
As I’ve wrestled with those words, I’ve been offered an out —
“You don’t have to say anything.”