Through play and daily life, young children become socially adept and physically competent; they become able to lead and follow, make friends, lose friends, and restore friends. They come to know others and build the being of others. In natural ways they become able to initiate actions for their own betterment, the betterment of others, and the betterment of the community. They inquire, investigate, and represent in paint, and blocks, and clay. They come to love.

I am an emeritus educator of children and adults and a student of both. Now that I am retired I have time to create the kind of site I wish I had encountered long ago – one that had practical ideas with nothing to market. Over the years since 1970 when I started learning about schools for young children, I developed resources for early childhood educators and families. I am making available as much as I can for anyone to take forward in the way they wish. 143 pages of stuff here to explore—all aimed at what we can do to create conditions for young children in the years before common school age.

A note to navigation: Troubling Behavior, Mathematics and Design, and Connecting to Children consist of many nested pages opening up other pages beyond what is visible in the menus.