It takes a village to raise a child, and early childhood educators are an essential part of that village. This podcast highlights voices of nationally recognized early childhood experts alongside the voices of our local experts, Wyoming early childhood educators.
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Voices from the Village host Nikki Baldwin
A commitment to merging theory and practice in early childhood classrooms is what motivates Nikki's work at the University of Wyoming. She believes that opportunities to reflect and collaborate open up unlimited possibilities for growth in early childhood educators and in the children they work with every day.
Nikki draws from her 20 years of experience in early childhood education as she directs the University of Wyoming Early Childhood Outreach Network and leads the Wyoming Early Childhood Professional Learning Collaborative.
When not thinking and talking about early childhood education Nikki enjoys spoiling her granddaughter, reading, listening to podcasts and adventuring in the surrounding mountains with her dogs Molly and Scout.
S2. Episode 4. Early Childhood Special Educators from around Wyoming – Trauma Informed Teaching in Practice
Season 3 Begins!
Season three explores important early childhood topics including: Developmentally Appropriate Practice, A unifying framework for the early childhood workforce, and understanding early literacy.
Season 2 highlights the voices of Wyoming early childhood educators from across the state, who share their insights on creating quality learning environments for young children, supporting young children with behavior challenges, and providing trauma informed care. Nationally recognized authors Julie Bullard and Julie Kurtz also join in the discussion.
Transcriptions for all episodes are available for download. See individual episode pages for links.