Upstream on Loose Parts with Miriam Beloglovsky and Heather Graham

Upstream on Loose Parts with Miriam Beloglovsky and Heather Graham

By Michelle Schurter

Michelle Schurter is a strategic management consultant who helps clients unpack complex challenges and co-create innovative solutions around workforce challenges. Michelle has a unique blend of experience in front-line child and family practice, along with leadership and economic development roles. Michelle is known as a 'connector extraordinaire', and often called a breath of fresh air with her dynamic approach. If not working with 5 or 6 clients on a community collaboration, you will find Michelle delivering an 'aha' keynote as Millennial Strategist, bringing to life the multigenerational workforce!

On this episode, we’re diving into a topic that will be familiar to many from the early years community: Loose Parts. And to help bring this idea to life, we are joined Miriam Beloglovsky, author and speaker on Loose Parts, and Heather Graham, RECE. What do we mean by Loose Parts, and how does the approach and thinking come to life in an early years environment?

Heather Graham is a Registered Early Childhood Educator, working at Growing Together Family Resource Centre at the May Court location in Chatham, Ontario. She has been working in child care for 10 years, having spent the last 5 years in the toddler room which she loves. Heather currently manages a Pinterest page for their child care centre focused on ‘loose parts’, with a mission to grow ‘shares and likes’ among child care educators and parents across her community and beyond.

Dr. Miriam Beloglovsky is a professor of early childhood education at Cosumnes River College in Sacramento, California. She is a strong advocate for children, youth, and families and, in particular, for the value of play across all of those contexts. Miriam is the coauthor of the popular award-winning Loose Parts series, Early Learning Theories Made Visible. Loose Parts for Children with Diversibilites.

For more information on the work of Dr. Beloglovsky, visit https://www.miriambeloglovsky.com/

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Michelle Schurter

Michelle Schurter is a strategic management consultant who helps clients unpack complex challenges and co-create innovative solutions around workforce challenges. Michelle has a unique blend of experience in front-line child and family practice, along with leadership and economic development roles. Michelle is known as a 'connector extraordinaire', and often called a breath of fresh air with her dynamic approach. If not working with 5 or 6 clients on a community collaboration, you will find Michelle delivering an 'aha' keynote as Millennial Strategist, bringing to life the multigenerational workforce!

Stephen Hurley

Chief Catalyst voicEd Radio Canada

Stephen Hurley has spent nearly 40 years as an educator. He has experience as a classroom teacher, a curriculum consultant, a teacher educator and a policy observer. As the founder and chief catalyst at voicEd Radio, Hurley is passionate about nurturing stronger relationships between education research, practice and policy.