Our teacher, Susan Eisman, has compiled a vast resource of articles and sites spanning philosophy and perspective. These include theories on education, perspectives on the complexities of modern parenting, as well as pieces she and former HFP parents have written.

Covid-19/ Quarantine Related 


Handling Your Kid’s Disappointment When Everything Is Canceled

A Therapist’s 5 Tips for Prioritizing Your Family’s Mental Health During the COVID-19 Quarantine

Humorous Videos for Adults:

Every Mom In America Right Now

Hello (from the Inside) An Adele Parody by Chris Mann




Aggression in the Classroom

Helping children with Aggression

Understanding Biting


How to Fight Anti-Semitism

Children’s Book Lists:

Anti-Bias Books

Winter Holiday Book List

I’m your neighbor books

Conflict Resolution

Ways Child Care Providers Can Teach Young Children to Resolve Conflicts – eXtension

Working Out Conflict with Children | NAEYC For Families

Co-op Preschool:

“Co-op Life: Why I love it”
by HFP Alum Shannon Rhoades

“Encouraging Positive Play”
by Susan Eisman

“Parenting in a Co-op Preschool”
Originally Published in HFP Newsletter — Spring 2010


Column: Our kids will always remember living through a coronavirus pandemic. We don’t have to make it normal for them.

Cultural Appropriation:

7 Myths about Cultural Appropriation-Francesca Ramsey

“What’s Wrong with Cultural Appropriation? These 9 Answers Reveal Its Harm”


Type 1 Diabetes: What You Need To Know video

Managing Type ! Diabetes: What To Expect After Diagnosis

Early Childhood Education Advocacy:

The Visible Teaching Project
Advocacy group started by Susan Eisman and her colleagues, working to raise the societal value of Early Childhood educators and childcare professionals.

Center for the Childcare Workforce
Advocacy for Early Childhood educators and professionals.

“Making Change: Raising Dollars that Make Sense”
Susan Eisman writes about the current state of Early Childhood educators and fair compensation.

“Taking the Step Towards Equitable Wages”
by HFP Alum Susie Skousen Goodell


“How To Talk So Kids Will Listen & Listen So Kids Will Talk” (video)

“The Train Analogy That Will Completely Change How You See Your Crying Child”

Superb website resource:


Introduction to Gender Identities

How to be an Ally to a Transgender Friend

Assumptions about Non-Binary Folks

Changing the Culture of Masculinity

What to Do When Your Child Believes Gender Bias

What the Research Says: Gender-Typed Toys

Gender Neutral Parenting Myths

(More articles…)

Death and Grief

Dealing with Death

Healthy Eating:

“Fostering Love for Healthy Food” by HFP Alum Rachel Petke

“Lessons From a Box of Goldfish (Even the Whole Grain Kind)” by Caron Gremont


Unplug the Christmas Machine

(More articles…)

Nature-based Curriculum

Play Outside!
A curated list of activities to share with children in nature.

(more articles…)

Parenting and Families:

Teaching Your Child Emotional Agility

Aha! Parenting
Huge resource for empathetic and research-based parenting ideas.

(more articles…)


33 Reasons to Choose a Play-Based Preschool, Not an Academic One

Defending the Early Years Play Video

The Overprotected Kid
A preoccupation with safety has stripped childhood of independence, risk taking, and discovery—without making it safer. A new kind of playground points to a better solution.

(more articles…)

Preventing Child Abuse

Family Safety Tips


Becoming a Parent Forced Me to Finally Confront White Supremacy

How silence can breed prejudice

Raising Racially Concious Kids

Racising Anti-Racist Kids

Suggestions for White Racial Justice Parenting

Race/Class Conversations

Parenting to reduce sexism, homophobia and other forms of hate

Talking to my white child about race

Sensory Smarts Website

Separation Anxiety:

Seven Books to Ease Separation Anxiety
Books to help ease separation anxiety

“The First Day of School”
Easing Preschool Separation Anxiety

Hand in Hand Parenting


New Baby/Welcoming Sibling “All My Love” Candle Ritual

Teaching Equity: Websites  Supporting Teaching Social Justice: