Human beings love stories because they safely show us beginnings, middles, and ends. —A. S. Byatt, author
Once upon a time, when the world was new, in the beginning, today was like any other day—how does your story of today begin? Each day you get to create a new story of experiences for the children who surround you. Like any good professional, you begin each day with a framework of possibilities. Today, be present to the opportunities for co-constructing the day’s story by noticing and capitalizing upon the direction of the children’s interests. Be open to plot twists and turns, surprises, and mysteries that add suspense. What story will they share with families at pick-up time today? The end of today’s story is the beginning of tomorrow’s.
In loving memory of Gryphon House author Leanne Grace, MEd, we are sharing pieces of her inspirational writing every Wednesday.Leanne was the director of professional development at Hildebrandt Learning Centers and a lifelong advocate for early childhood education. She inspired the early childhood community to prepare children as lifelong learners with her ability to find the extraordinary in the ordinary. One person can make a difference, and Leanne did just that. She will be sorely missed.