Last month I had the pleasure of attending the Bankstreet Infancy Institute with four of my colleagues. For those of you who may not know, Bankstreet College of Education is one of the premiere graduate schools for progressive early education in the United States and is located in NYC. It is rare as an Infant/Toddler teacher to attend a professional development workshop that can be applied to the age that I work with, because most people look at “Early Childhood Education” as pertaining to children ages 3-5. The reality is that this isn’t even half true- early childhood education pertains to children ages Birth through 8. Furthermore, 90% of the brain is already developed by age 4! So why are our infants and toddlers constantly getting the short end of the education stick?!