Philosophy and Mission
With so many academic demands placed on young children today, play and the joy of creativity is no longer a meaningful part of the classroom experience. Our mission is to preserve childhood by empowering and equipping early childhood educators and parents to become intentional teachers. We are play advocates, setting out to enhance children’s ability to think imaginatively, see solutions, and find adventure and excitement in play. We promote meaningful, intentional experiences to transform teaching and provide educational opportunities to enrich early childhood educators.
Our goal is to engage, educate and inspire.
Lisa Daly, MA, is professor of Early Childhood Education at Folsom Lake College in Folsom, California. She has over 30 years experience as an early childhood teacher, director and educator. She has served on community and AEYC boards, including the state wide Child Development Training Consortium advisory board. She is passionate about creative arts, has directed art for thousands of children at community family events and Christian camps, and has presented numerous workshops for educators on art, storytelling, language and literacy, sensory experiences, music and movement
Miriam Beloglovsky, MA, is a professor of Early Childhood Education at Cosumnes River College in Sacramento, California and has had the pleasure of advising and guiding students for over twenty-five years. She is a strong advocate for children, youth and families, and consults and supports a variety of family, children and youth programs including the THRIVE Family Development Network and My Street of Dreams. She has served as a keynote speaker, presenter and board member to a number of organizations and conferences.
Together, Lisa and Miriam have co-authored two books; Loose Parts: Inspiring Play in Young Children and Early Learning Theories Made Visible. Coming in Spring 2016, Loose Parts 2: Inspiring Play with Infants and Toddlers.