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.
Children’s Book Lists:
“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
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
Superb website resource: www.handinhandparenting.org
Death and Grief
“Fostering Love for Healthy Food” by HFP Alum Rachel Petke
“Lessons From a Box of Goldfish (Even the Whole Grain Kind)” by Caron Gremont
A curated list of activities to share with children in nature.
Parenting and Families:
Huge resource for empathetic and research-based parenting ideas.
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.
Preventing Child Abuse
Seven Books to Ease Separation Anxiety
Books to help ease separation anxiety
“The First Day of School”
Easing Preschool Separation Anxiety
Teaching Equity: Websites Supporting Teaching Social Justice:
Prejudice and Bias:
A great list of books can be found here: “The Children’s Peace Education & Anti-Bias Library”