A r c h i v e d I n f o r m a t i o n
Early Childhood: Where Learning Begins Geography--January 1999
This project was made possible by the support of many dedicated people. We would like to thank those who shared their ideas, materials, and insights on geography and early childhood: Kay Sandmeier and Roger Hirschland of the National Geographic Society, teachers Willow Armstrong, Gwendolyn Faulkner, Rhone Jones, Glendora Queen, Hilda Taylor, Ann Hoehn, Judy Ludovise, Ruth Anne Wilson Jones. Many thanks to the people who reviewed this adaptation: National Geographic Society's Alliance coordinators Billy Kapp and Mark Bockenhauer, Maggie Holmes from the National Head Start Association, and Department of Education staff Joy Belin and Judy Wurtzel.
We gratefully acknowledge the invaluable contributions of our focus group of young children who gathered together one autumn afternoon to share their ideas, impressions, and suggestions and made geography come alive: Anthony Brown, Jackie Caliguro, Caroline Dorfman, Seth Ferderer, Noushin Nourbaksh, Rylan Robinson, Mia Shipp, Jonae Smith (Facilitator), and Joi Waddel.
This booklet would not have been possible without the unrelenting support and encouragement of Naomi Karp and Paula Shipp who believed that the National Institute on Early Childhood Development and Education should adapt and revise booklets for parents of very young children. And finally, thanks to the editor, Linda Darby, the illustrator, Barbara Leonard Gibson, and Phil Carr who worked on the final layout.
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