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Quantifying Intelligence And Success In Early Childhood

Posted by Carolina Soto on Thursday, Jan 18, 2018

As the year begins, we often set new goals for ourselves and experience a renewal in our outlooks and dispositions. At this halfway point in the school year, I also tend to reflect on the goals my students have for themselves, their  developmental milestones, and the goals parents and families ...

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NAEYC's Week Of The Young Child: From The Bottom Of The Sea Up, Up Into Our Classroom

Posted by Carolina Soto on Friday, Jun 2, 2017

Although this year was my fourth participating in NAEYC’s Week of the Young Child (and despite all the work that goes into the presentation) it never ceases to wow me. The students definitely express their wonder at how all of their weeks of work (and ours as educators) come together ...

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Exploring Curriculum - Activities I Do With My Students And Why

Posted by Carolina Soto on Thursday, Mar 30, 2017

If there’s one thing I’ve proven time and again in my journey as a teacher, it is that young children love to have fun. When we are immersed in a study characterized by interesting, challenging material, days pass unnoticed and learning happens seemingly by a kind of intrinsic osmosis. Then ...

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Developmentally Appropriate Practice - We’re Not Just Playing!

Posted by Carolina Soto on Tuesday, Mar 21, 2017

Children play for a reason. There are very specific, very real, biological, emotional, cognitive,  and human reasons children are irrevocably compelled to and consumed with play. Play is an essential vehicle for learning in children’s lives. When they are immersed in the depths of profound play sessions, they are learning ...

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Welcome to the Bronx! Introducing Bank Street's First Bronx Cohort via The Early Childhood Urban Education Initiative Program

Posted by Carolina Soto on Wednesday, Nov 30, 2016

I’d never heard of Bank Street before one and a half years ago. But it seems a lifetime for all I’ve learned. It is no secret that Bank Street College of Education is an institution highly regarded in early childhood education. Except —  it had been a secret to me. ...

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