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Testimonials

 
We had so much fun at the Loose Parts workshop a couple weekends ago! We ended up taking 4 teachers—which was actually enough to spread the enthusiasm to the rest of the staff. We’ve gone to our closets and garages, Scrap Humboldt and the hardware store to bring back enough cool parts to require a much-needed reorganization of our materials. The kids have met every challenge and expanded up it. Thanks First 5!
— Participant, First 5 Event
 

Amazing, I am really looking forward to putting more loose parts in my classroom. Some great ideas to implement. It has my mind running wild!

Participant
PreK4-SA

I never had so much fun at a professional development. Very insightful!

Participant
PrK4-SA

Great workshop with so many innovative and relevant content and ideas.

Participant
PreK4-SA 

The presentation will go a long way in helping me to achieve my goal in teaching science to kids in Liberia, West Africa.

Participant
PreK4-SA

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While I have often used loose parts in my program, you have added so many new ideas to my toolbox. Thank you for demonstrating each concept from STEAM.

Sonia Thomas
PRO Family Child Care

Great workshop! Really enjoyed this session, the presenter was outgoing, fun and very knowledgeable on the material that she was teaching us. I also enjoyed the hands-on ideas in the session.

Kay Franklin Elementary

It’s been a pleasure listening to Miriam and to reflect on what is really is our mission as educators, or responsibility to enhance children’s lives and respect for our communities and the world. Thank you for all you do for our children.

Alicia Victoria
PreK4-SA

Muy Bien! Fantastic, engaging, fun and knowledgeable. Thank you for your work and passion for early learners. If only testing people could see learning in this new way. Inspiring!

Participant
PreK4-SA

 
I just want to say how inspired I’ve been the past few weeks after attending the Loose Parts workshop hosted by First Five. I’ve been enjoying getting to put out different materials as well as collecting things I might have usually thrown away or recycled. I love attending workshops where I can take and implement ideas the following day at work…this was one of those workshops. I have definitely been keeping my eyes out for “Loose Parts” with a whole new perspective. One of the most beneficial parts of the workshop was being able to physically demonstrate how loose parts are used in each part of STEAM. Huge thank you to First Five for their financial investment into making sure quality presenters are available for us early childhood educators to attend. It makes our jobs and field more professional and I feel appreciated as a teacher.
— Participant, First 5 Event