Vanessa Taylor Gilliam
  • Hendersonville, NC
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I had the honor of presenting Infants and Toddlers Exploring Nature at the NCaeyc Conference in Raleigh NC this past weekend. I just wanted to express my deep appreciation to all the hard…Continue

Started Sep 16, 2012

Infants and Toddlers in Nature
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Hello, I am wanting to hear from early childhood educators of how they are involving infants and toddlers in nature. I believe that is very important to all of their developmental needs. They learn…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Suz Lipman Jul 24, 2012.

 

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"Just a few photos of infants & toddlers exploring nature at a small child care facility in Henderson County NC."
Jan 30
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Jan 30
Vanessa Taylor Gilliam replied to Vanessa Taylor Gilliam's discussion Infants and toddlers in nature in the group C&NN Natural Teachers Network
"Thank you Jennifer Beauvais for your comment. I am interested in your line of work "play therapy." It sounds most rewarding. My daughter is starting college in the fall in the pursuit of becoming a music therapist. Thank you for the video…"
Jan 6, 2015
Jennifer Beauvais replied to Vanessa Taylor Gilliam's discussion Infants and toddlers in nature in the group C&NN Natural Teachers Network
"Hi Vanessa-- I'm glad you posted this…this is work that I am looking to move into more. I think there are very important biological processes that are appropriately activated when children are allowed unstructured play in nature with an…"
Jan 6, 2015
Vanessa Taylor Gilliam replied to Marie Forst's discussion Traditional to Emergent? in the group Emergent Learning Network
"Hello Marie, I am a 5 star family child care home provider and I do provide emergent curriculum in my center. Being a FCCH, I am only licensed to have 5 preschool children in my care. I choose to have infants and toddlers. I provide daily outdoor…"
Jan 6, 2015
Vanessa Taylor Gilliam replied to Kari's discussion Music and the outdoors in the group C&NN Natural Teachers Network
"Hello. Acorn Naturalist has great resources for music and other things concerning outdoors and curriculum. http://www.acornnaturalists.com/ I love this company. Good luck, Vanessa"
Jan 6, 2015
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Sand play

You can see all the advantages here: language, writing, sensory, fine motor, cognitive, etc...
Oct 19, 2012
Suz Lipman replied to Vanessa Taylor Gilliam's discussion Infants and Toddlers in Nature
"Hi Vanessa, Barbara and Catarina, Do you know about our Early Childhood Resources group here on C&NN Connect? That might be a good place to move this discussion to get other people involved and share resources. Let me know if you're…"
Jul 24, 2012
Vanessa Taylor Gilliam left a comment for Alyssa Watosn
"Hello, I'd love to learn how your center is involving infants and toddlers in nature. I am from Hendersonville, NC and am a 5 star Family Child Care Home provider that serves only infants and toddlers. We are outside everyday and into whatever…"
Jul 19, 2012
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"Today we went frog hunting and then chased them with squirt bottles filled with water. The frogs seemed grateful with the hot heat!"
Jul 19, 2012
Vanessa Taylor Gilliam replied to Vanessa Taylor Gilliam's discussion Infants and Toddlers in Nature
"Hello Catarina, I am glad to see that you are involving your children in nature. It is risky at times but like you said, it is worth it. It is even more risky for infants and toddlers but with proper supervision it can be done and I find that…"
Jul 19, 2012
Vanessa Taylor Gilliam replied to Vanessa Taylor Gilliam's discussion Infants and Toddlers in Nature
"Hey there Barbara, It's good to hear from you. I too find that seeing nature at work is the best! I actually have a family child care home and I serve families with infants and toddlers only. I love this age group and with all the new natural…"
Jul 19, 2012

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Early Childhood Educator
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Nessa's Young'uns Family Home Child Care
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I am a proud early childhood educator of a 5 star licensed family home child care in NC. I have been an early childhood educator for over 16 years and love every minute of it. During my work day I have the privelage of tickling infants and toddlers senses while stimulating all of their developmental areas using an outdoor natural sensory learning environment as well as bringing nature indoors. I am a true believer in natural environments for ALL ages!
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