I am grateful to be reminded daily of the magic of play. As the founder and director of a Reggio Emilia-inspired, play-based preschool, I am enamored by the frequent examples of innovative, emergent curriculum stemming from children’s interests I see in our classrooms. As an early childhood educator, myself, I know to carefully observe and recognize the authentic and meaningful learning that happens through children’s play. I am a long-time advocate and admirer of play and have devoted my career towards defending its value—and to helping others see it too.

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