Loose Parts 3: Inspiring Culturally Sustainable Environments (Paperback)
Loose parts cross the boundaries of gender, age, abilities, and socioeconomic challenges. Loose Parts 3, the newest addition to the wildly popular Loose Parts series, helps teachers make a conscious effort to create culturally sustainable environments that allow children to grow and to conquer a dynamic world. Over 400 full-color photographs beautifully illustrate the ongoing need for educational pedagogy that creates a sense of belonging
supports children's identities
is culturally responsive and sustainable Loose Parts 3 contains inspiration and guidance on how to create culturally sensitive and culturally sustainable early childhood environments through six key terms: aesthetic, authenticity, equity, dynamic, praxis, and critical reflection. Use your environment to promote a sense of wonder, curiosity and joy, and allow children to explore their identities.
About the Author
Miriam Beloglovsky, MA, is a professor of early childhood education at Cosumnes River College in Sacramento, California. She has over 26 years of experience as an early childhood educator, child and family advocate, and parent educator. Lisa Daly, MA, is a professor of early childhood education at Folsom Lake College in Folsom, California. She has over 30 years of experience as an early childhood teacher, director, and educator. She has served on community and AEYC boards, including the statewide Child Development Training Consortium advisory board.