Wood, Wire, Ink Atelier; Collaborations in Early Childhood

I work as an Atelierista (art studio specialist) at a center for early childhood developement with children aged 4 months to 6 years old.

I wouldn't say I am an art teacher (Blech) but rather a researcher and a collaborator.  We follow a beautiful and profound philosophy that began in the town of Reggio Emilia, Italy in the 1950's by a man named Loris Malaguzzi. In this philosophy children are seen as competent researchers, and we, their partners and faciliatators.

As I work through my masters in Human Developement from Pacific Oaks College in Pasadena, I am focusing on the intersections of artistic commonalities between adults and chidren.

You can read further about my work from Lorraine Heitzman on the blog Art Cricket LA. The Art Education of Stephanie Stein - Art Cricket LA (2) (1).pdf

and Click HERE for a link to my sometimes early childhood blog "Wood, Wire, Ink."