I’m Amanda, and I love all things related to tiny people!
After years of brainstorming ideas, researching, blogging, reading, and connecting with other experts, I want to share all of this information with parents and educators everywhere!
When I completed my B.S. and M.Ed. in Early Childhood Education, I knew I was just starting to understand this fundamental stage of development.
Recently, I completed my Ph.D. in Infant and Early Childhood Development specializing in Mental Health and Developmental Differences.
My research focused on my biggest passions: how musical interactions affect a mother’s mental health and the developing attachment relationship with her child. Now, I want to share everything I learned with all of you!
For years, I’ve worked with infants, toddlers, 3’s, 4’s, and mixed
While working as a reflective educational coach, I began to truly hone in my love of working with those who have the biggest impact on children. I look forward to continuing working with educators and other early childhood professionals who support families in the most important ways!
What’s the most humbling way to realize how little you know? Become a parent!
One of the reasons I felt so lucky in the early stages of motherhood was for all of the wise women I had in my life. They shared resources, stories, ideas, and comfort in knowing we were all figuring it out together. They showed me that throug the many different decisions we made as parents, all stemming from our unique composition of lived experiences from various cultural backgrounds, we all had the same goal of giving our little ones the best possible start in life.
Let’s Work Together!
Whether you are looking for someone to offer a fun, highly-engaging, and education playgroup or someone to help share knowledge in a professional development training, I am here to help!
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Ready to learn independently? Check out all of the articles I’ve written so far:
Parenting Is So Easy, Just Read A Book!
Anyone who knows me has probably heard me joke about sending my kid to boarding school after he turns 8 years old. If you haven’t heard me say this, here’s a little context.…
Zumbini® Is Session-Based, This Is Why It Matters
One of the questions asked most frequently about Zumbini® is why we don’t offer drop-in classes. Why is Zumbini® only offered as a session-based class? One of the most important reasons Zumbini® is…
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Crossing The Midline: Brain Development In Zumbini
Have you ever heard the phrase “crossing the midline”? Unless you are familiar with the way young children’s brains develop, it’s probably a new phrase for you. (And that’s ok!) It is arguably…
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Favorite Class Of The Week!
Let me start by saying that I have loved each and every class I have ever taught. Sometimes that was 15 classes a week! When I entered a school, I loved hearing, “It’s…
Learning In My Own Way- How Little Ones Learn During Circle Time
Ever notice that when the adults sit in a circle for an activity, that’s the time the toddlers start running? It doesn’t matter if we’re reading a favorite book or singing the best…
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