As an early childhood professional, teaching young children is an important function of your job. You may not realize, however, that time spent teaching children results in learning opportunities of your own. This collection of heartening classroom stories reflects the change, growth, and learning that happens when teachers take time to learn from children. Lessons shared are centered on themes of being the best teacher you can be, helping children feel special, and helping children learn in new ways. Each story is followed by the author's personal reflection on the event and the lasting impact it made. You are invited to apply these stories to your own experiences as you realize the influence children have on your life. These touching narratives will encourage, support, and challenge you to be a better person--both at home and in the classroom. Learning from the Children is an inspiring reminder that some of the biggest lessons come from the smallest teachers.
Cindylee Villareale has 20 years of experience in the early learning field which includes work with nearly every aspect of early childhood education. She has been a teacher in every age classroom, center director, home child care provider, mentor for early childhood students, and has been involved with Head Start and a political advocate.