Who am I?

I’m Polly Elam, a RIE® Associate, who had the opportunity to study and work with Magda Gerber for more than 20 years.  Inspired by her challenge for me to help people who work in group care settings, I have spent most of my career as an advocate and consultant...

April 20, 2018

Who am I?

I'm Carolyn Atkinson and I live in Minneapolis with my husband Adam and our nearly 3 year old Murphy. Outside our home I am a Shiatsu Massage Therapist and see clients by appointment at my Longfellow neighborhood studio. In another life I was a cyclist, runner...

April 18, 2018


While we all wait for Spring to finally make a commitment to us, here is a book that may remind you and your child of the outdoor magic to come.

Toshi's Little Treasures 

written by Nadine Robert,

illustrated by Aki

Toshi's Grandma gives him a backpack so that he has some...

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"Most of us find ourselves in environments where we are working to nurture and respect multiple children at once. It is usually quite wonderful that the children have each other to interact with, but let's face it: we also have had days when things just don't...

April 13, 2018

Who am I?

My name is Paula St. Germain and I have been in the early childhood field for over 30 years. I started off as an Aide in a Toddler program at the YMCA. I've worked with infants as young as 6 weeks and children in their preteens. Now I'm the director of a Befor...

April 6, 2018

Who am I?

Gina is a doula and owner of the birth business The Sown Seed. She lives in West St. Paul with her husband Jordan and curious, independent and lion-hearted toddler, Tess. She loves helping families explore all the possibilities for birth and parenting, includi...

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