027: Is a Reggio Emilia-inspired preschool right for my child?

This episode is the final in our mini-series that I hope will help you to think through the options you might have for your child’s preschool. In previous episodes we looked at Waldorf and Montessori approaches to early childhood education; today we examine the Reggio Emilia-based approach with Suzanne Axelsson, who studied it for her Master’s…

136: Mother’s Day Momifesto

We’ve been in a liminal space for the last 15 months or so, since COVID shutdowns.  (The word ‘liminal’ comes from the Latin root limen, meaning threshold).   It’s a place where a certain part of our lives has come to an end but the next thing hasn’t yet begun, so we’re in a transitional state.…

SYPM 005: Getting Confident About the Decision to Homeschool

  Click here to learn more about The Confident Homeschooler course!   School districts are starting to make plans to reopen – some with sneeze guards between desks; some on reduced schedules to accommodate the amount of space needed for social distancing, while some are going online-only for the Fall semester. How will your child…

Eight things you must consider before choosing a preschool

Notes: This is a guest post from Evelyn Nichols M.Ed of Mighty Bambinis and explains the reasoning behind the questions found in the YPM Preschool Visit Checklist, which you can download and take with you on preschool tours – it’s relevant for children ages ~1-5. Click here to download the checklist! Also, check out the…

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