Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Words of Inspiration and Motivation

"Attachment to a baby is a long-term process, not a single, magical moment. The opportunity for bonding at birth may be compared to falling in love—staying in love takes longer and demands more work." ~T. Berry Brazelton

"...when we’re talking about early childhood development and education, we’re talking prenatal to five years old. Learning begins right away. The neuroscientists show that if the child is in a stressful environment during these early years, the brain doesn’t develop properly. There was a famous study by Dr. Bruce Perry on the orphans in Romania. They were put in cribs and virtually ignored, except for feeding time. At age three, their brains were about a third smaller than what they should have been."~ Art Rolnick (

"We argued that early childhood development is economic development, and the research shows it’s economic development with a high public return—very high."
~ Art Rolnick (
"We, as professionals, in the early childhood field, have to opportunity to shape a child's life for the better." ~Sandy Escobido in "The Passion for Early Childhood"
Reference:  Laureate Education, Inc. (n.d). The Passion for Early ChildhoodRetrieved from


StacieSmith said...

I love the T Barry Brazelton quote. Tha's an excellent comparison between falling and staying in love.

Kathryn Price said...

Wow, the first quote by T Barry Brazelto really caught my attention. I often hear people talk about how amazing it is to give birth, but it is so true, keeping the bond between the child and mother I can imagine is so much work (I don’t mean work in a bad way). I do not have children yet, but I look forward to the day when I can build a strong lifelong relationship with my children.

Debbie0129 said...

People in the early childhood field have been saying for so long that what we do is very important for children. That she be enough. It is quite sad really that we have to prove it monitarily.

Tammie said...

In my opinion, early childhood education is a bond between the student, parent and educator. Our goal should be to continue that same bond that a mother gives to child, and this is to nurture, foster and attend to their special needs.

Christine M said...

I love the T Barry Brazelton quote. It is so important to stay in love with all children regardless of how anoying they can be. I have 3 grown children and my son who is 24 is all about "me," its rediculous. But I have to keep in mind that I gave birth to him and its hard to nuture such a person when they are acting ugly. However, I have to no matter what, its the bond of motherhood. Christine