(Photo source: Toad Hill Children's House)
It comes as no surprise that children’s environments influence their early learning. Carefully planned and designed environments, by well informed adults, will inspire children to explore, discover, and learn. Small changes to existing spaces for young children can strengthen early reading, writing, math and science skills. Participants in the 2014 Growing Wisconsin Readers Early Literacy Symposium will learn more about Montessori educational approaches that have nurtured and inspired early literacy for over 100 years. As a multilingual educator, artist, and designer, Rebecca Katzenmeyer will outline methods and techniques to appropriately incorporate literacy in Early Childhood learning spaces. Rebecca is the Directress of Toad Hill Children’s House, a Montessori Kindergarten and Preschool in Madison, WI.