As is appropriate, my coursework at Erikson in human development is starting with infancy. Although I took human development courses as an undergraduate, I feel like I am really learning new things here.
One thing that is striking me is how little I have worked with infants. It never came up in my student teaching; and the youngest children I had the opportunity to work with were one-year-olds at the 65th Street Co-op in Seattle - and that was only 90 minutes per week.
There is something fascinating about how infants discover their world - through sensory experiences and through the objects and people around them - and I hope to find the opportunity to work with infants in the future. So many of the wonderful teachers who are writing online now are working with three-year-olds and up. I would love to be reading writing by teachers who are infant teachers. Is there such a thing happening right now? Do you know a fabulous infant teacher who would be willing to share, even just with my curious mind? Send them my way if you do!
Sharing online is such a valuable resource - I hope you agree.