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An accessible, friendly, and fun professional development web series focused on early learning in action

Circle-Time-Magazine-Logo-CMYK

An accessible, friendly, and fun professional development web series focused on early learning in action

Welcome to Circle Time Magazine

Circle Time Magazine is a dynamic professional development web series and magazine for early childhood educators, parents, and providers. It is created and produced by Gail Joseph, PhD, founding director of Cultivate Learning at the University of Washington. Each episode features guest experts sharing their knowledge, ideas for using everyday materials, favorite books, and high-quality examples of learning in action.

Circle Time Magazine makes Cultivate Learning’s research accessible, friendly, and fun. Join our hosts as they discuss topics related to the work providers do with young children every day. Receive STARS credits by completing the knowledge checks and evaluations at the end of each episode. Resources are being added and updated all the time, so check back for free worksheets and tools, and stay tuned for Season 2, in January 2019!

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Meet Our Hosts

Virginia Tse started her early learning journey as a Head Start teacher in her home community of South Seattle. The foundation laid in her early years as an educator is what drives her passion for the work she does at Cultivate Learning. She loves working with children, their families, and the amazing early learning educators who influence the youngest learners every day. She is currently the Assessment Lead for Early Achievers Ratings and a doctoral student at the University of Washington where she studies learning and human development.

Dawn Williams is a former teacher and has worked in the field of early childhood for more than  15 years. She learned a great deal from visiting many different Head Start classrooms when working as disabilities and education content specialist for the Office of Head Start. She is currently a Curriculum Specialist at Cultivate Learning and a doctoral student at the University of Washington studying education policy, organizations, and leadership. Dawn has two BAs from the University of Michigan, one in elementary education and the other in African & African American studies. Her master’s degree is in human development and psychology from Harvard University.  

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