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Seen and Heard: Children’s Rights in Early Childhood

By Ellen Lynn Hall and Jennifer Kofkin Rudkin (foreward by Bonnie Neugebauer). Teachers College Press, 2011 Using examples from a Reggio-inspired school with children from ages 6 weeks to 6 years, the authors emphasize the importance of children's rights and our responsibility as adults to hear their voices. Seen and Heard summarizes research and theory pertaining to young children's rights in the United States, and offers strategies educators can use to ensure the inclusion of children's perspectives in everyday decisions....

Designing Inspiring and Effective Spaces for Children

Designing Effective and Inspiring Spaces for ChildrenArchitects, landscape architects, educators, and environmental advocates gathered in Rotorua, New Zealand, in March 2015, to explore and apply high-level universal principles necessary in designing effective and inspiring indoor and outdoor spaces for children. This report includes outcomes, provocations from Working Groups, our 3 global design projects, and a global gallery of spaces for children....