March 30, 2018

Who am I?

I have been a toddler teacher for 26 years and enjoy everyday of this learning experience.  I have an almost 11 year old athletic, creative, and intelligent son.  My husband and I have been married 20 years.  I enjoy music, basketball, and laughter.  I truly b...

March 23, 2018

Who am I?

I am currently at home with my four children, five and under. Before the youngest two were born (they’re twins), I worked as an academic librarian. I am also the face behind many of the recent website updates you’ve seen. (Web design is a hobby of mine; thank...

March 20, 2018

Who am I?
I am a mother of 2 boys. I work in nonprofit fundraising, by way of an undergraduate music degree and a Masters of Public Health in Maternal and Child Health. I'm still deciding what I want to be when I grow up. :)

How did you find FORM?
Oddly it was by reaching...

The Educaring® Approach is so often spoken about as being relevant from birth to age 2, yet

children are unique and develop at different paces. Is there a reason why this approach is most

appropriate for these ages? Are there other methods that are a good continuation of...

March 9, 2018

Who am I?

I am a current doctoral candidate in developmental psychology at University of Notre Dame.  I graduated from St. Thomas in 2014, and had been working with infants at the Child Development Center.  My experience there helped develop my career interests in child...

March 7, 2018


Written by Matt De La Pena

Illustrated by Loren Long

I recently attended the Hubb's Children's Literature Conference held at the University of St. Thomas.  It's always a pleasure to hear children's authors and illustrators speak about their lives and inspirations....

How did you find FORM?

I found out about it from Carolyn Paetzel when I did my final RIE® Internship with her in St. Paul!!! 

What aspect of the Educaring® Approach resonates with you the most and why?

Respect.  Giving our children the same respect we would give adults by...

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