You love young children. You advocate for them. You teach them. You do all you can to ensure they are prepared for school and beyond.
You are in the right place, welcome!
As an educator you may be wondering why so many children struggle with learning and attention challenges despite the efforts you and your colleagues are making to prepare them for school? What if I told you the way we prepare our children for school is overlooking a crucial component to their success? With all we've learned about child development and education we continue to ignore the one piece that all school readiness relies on, the body's role in learning and emotional regulation. That's right, from day one the movement our babies explore is wiring their nervous system for every future cognitive, emotional and physical pursuit.
In the Bottom-up Approach to Child Development, created by Stephanie Johnson, the wisdom of the developing body is celebrated. Professionals gain simple yet profound tools to use in a variety of settings that have the potential to make a significant positive influence in the lives of children. If you want to deepen your understanding of child development through this lens, please join us for what is being called the most valuable professional development experience available to anyone working with children ages 0-7.
"Mounting evidence shows that movement is crucial to every other brain function, including memory, emotion, language, and learning. Our "higher" brain functions have evolved from movement and still depend on it."
John Ratey, Harvard Medical School professor and author of A user's guide to the brain
Together, we can shift the paradigm of early childhood and shower the children with enriching brain building experiences through the joy of movement.