Early Childhood Education

Delia Denson

Delia Denson

Communications Coordinator

Delia Denson in Early Childhood Education

Communicating and Socializing Non-Verbally

by Nancy Oliver Volante, EASE Teaching Artist Communication is a basic need, which allows people to connect, make decisions and choices that will affect their lives, and connect them to a sense of belonging, identity and place. Just because a child cannot speak does not mean that the child does not have a voice. In fact, I ... Continue reading ›

Delia Denson

Delia Denson

Communications Coordinator

Delia Denson in Early Childhood Education

Controlled Autonomy (or set-ups and sweet spots)

Contributed by T. Scott Lilly, EASE Teaching-Artist (This discussion is through the lens of District 75 and working with children with special needs. It is my hope that this discussion will also have resonance within General Education) I've been thinking a lot, off and on, time to time, here and there, about how we learn and how we "teach". ... Continue reading ›

James Miles

James Miles

Fresh Ed Professor

James Miles in Early Childhood Education

SERIOUS PLAY

Is there a direct correlation between early childhood learning experiences, and high school graduation rates? Are students academic learning outcomes in later years, predetermined by the quality of their early childhood education?Research on the subject is all over the place, but, from what I have read, science strongly suggests the answer to these questions is "maybe". "...early childhood is the most important inflection ... Continue reading ›

Delia Denson

Delia Denson

Communications Coordinator

Delia Denson in Arts Integration, Early Childhood Education

Peer-to-Peer Learning and Student Leadership

Contributed by Annie Levy, EASE Teaching Artist   In the fifth year of EASE, I find myself in a classroom of 12 older students, where everyone is cognitively older and everyone is verbal. The teacher, Mr. Sullivan, is a Level I Ease teacher, so the focus of my visits are on gaining comfort with the EASE activities and ... Continue reading ›

Claire Tunkel

Claire Tunkel

Story Studio Program Manager

Claire Tunkel in Arts Integration, Early Childhood Education

Transforming Confidence Through Storytelling

  Our goal is to prepare students for the  future by empowering them to tell their personal stories. StoryStudio uses visual art as a vehicle for this empowered self-expression and communication to take place.  These moments, where confidence is transformed, gives our children a platform for learning to occur, as they gain the courage and determination to succeed. ... Continue reading ›