Teachers of young children see first-hand the effects of how time is spent outside of school on young children’s attention, imagination, and development. Mary Rothschild, our founder and director, knows this personally. Her experience as a director of a program for preschool aged children are what brought her to work in this area.
Our workshops for teachers include:
Resources for parent education about family time, over-extended schedules, and media use
Exploration of how to respect parents’ control over their home situations while sharing insights from the day with the child
Innovative strategies for making small periods of time meaningful in busy families’ lives and for integrating media literacy a natural and enjoyable bridge between home and school.
Administrators learn techniques for making information about home time and media use a natural part of the early childhood education environment, so that individual families are open to looking at ways they can support close relationships and relaxed family time.