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-aged groups of young children in many different settings. From a Title 1 Headstart inner-city classroom to a research laboratory school on a university campus, I’ve experienced various teaching situations.
While working as a reflective educational coach, I began to truly hone in my love of working with those who have the most significant 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 through 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 educational playgroup or someone to help share knowledge in professional development training, I am here to help!
As an MSDE Approved Trainer (CKI-161867), I can offer COK hours too!
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