A way of teaching and parenting that focuses on the care of young children through a deepened understanding of the childhood experience.“Love isn’t a state of perfect caring. It is an active noun like struggle. To love someone is to strive to accept that person exactly the way he or she is, right here and now.”
Parents are like shuttles on a loom. They join the threads of the past with threads of the future and leave their own bright patterns as they go.”
Hi! I’m April. I’m a mother, teacher, researcher, student, artist, listener, observer, and early childhood specialist.
Here I am living my best 3 year old life. Probably about to have a complete melt down about my shoes being dirty.
Toddlers are a lot.
They are growing and changing more rapidly than they ever will again. Emotions are intensified by a lack of word structures, independence is the most important aspect of their day, and sometimes the most impossible part. Feelings are physical, they only want macaroni and cheese, refused that nap, and literally asked for a snack from the back seat, then dropped it on purpose and then proceeded to have a complete break down looking at it spilled, completely unreachable, all over the back seat.
I hope that while you’re here you find some gems for everything from behavior to art projects, but most of all I hope you find inspiration in your own originality. I focus on approaches that ground parents and caregivers and support intuitive responses anchored in understanding the early childhood experience.
April received her degree in Child and Adolescent Development from California State University Fullerton and completed her Masters in Early Childhood Education with an emphasis on Leadership and Organizational Change.
Winner of the Althea B. McLaren award in Arts in Early Childhood and the Robert B. McLaren award in Children’s Moral Development.
For support, questions, or conversation please contact me through the form below. Here are some ways I have been able to support others:
- Early childhood Parenting struggles.
- Environmental Psychology in Early Childhood spaces.
- Workshops on environment, documentation, and student portfolio development for Early Childhood Development Centers.
- Powerful approaches to art and media in early childhood
- Applying and/or exploring different early childhood learning philosophies and what might support your child exactly where they are.
- Classroom/School organization and beautification
- Early childhood program design or re-design to ignite more unification between your school and surrounding schools