In this article, an early childhood coach and her mentor coach tell one story of their year of joint reflective work together. They follow the topic of outdoor play in birth-to-three and early childhood family-based care programs as it surfaced at the beginning of the year. This inquiry expanded into the coach’s burgeoning understanding of the meaning of experience for very young children, which became a parallel process in the coach’s work with practitioners. Together, the coach and mentor coach describe the ways in which they created a more authentic and meaningful way to think about outdoor time and environments for young children and how Bank Street’s developmental-interaction approach could inform the coach's practice with early care practitioners.
Casper, V., & Newman, R. J. (2019). I Want To Know Why. Occasional Paper Series, 2019 (42). Retrieved from https://educate.bankstreet.edu/occasional-paper-series/vol2019/iss42/14