Featured on Huffington Post: Why Does Sitting Still Equal Learning?

  This piece is excerpted from Rae Pica’s forthcoming book, tentatively titled What If Everybody Understood Child Development?, to be published by Corwin in 2015. Read the full article now on Huffington Post: Read Full Article read more →

News from Copenhagen

What a wonderful adventure I am having in Copenhagen. This is a beautiful historic city filled with massive buildings, canals, and blooming flowers. Each day our class, “Learning Environment and Quality in Early Childhood Education” meets in the morning at Aarhus University. These sessions are filled with information about the importance of the environment, the development of.. read more →

NAEYC 2012 Presentation – BONUS Material

Private Place Center Young children are learning to deal with emotions. They need to learn to identify their own emotions and the emotions of others. They are beginning to understand and follow rules of behavior. These skills help young children develop self-regulation, a very important part of child development. Self-regulation includes interacting effectively with others.. read more →

Welcome to my Early Childhood Blog

Hello and welcome to my blog! I’ll be writing articles relating to Early Childhood Education, focusing on the huge role that educators have in shaping our young children. A little about me: I am a pediatric occupational therapist with more than twenty years of experience working with young children. I’m also a professor of occupational.. read more →