We help educators and parents nurture,guide, and inspire children.
We’re Nurtured Inspirations
We help parents and educators build meaningful relationships, create engaging environments, and support rich interactions that nurture, guide, and inspire children in life, learning, and education.
We are a connected and invested community with a passion for life and learning alongside children in the early years. We gather in rich conversation, and deep reflection to share our wonderings, questions, and perspectives.
We seek connections between what we know in our hearts to be true about children, early childhood theory, and early years practice. We bring all of this together in ways that empower us to bring meaningful, intentional, actionable and practical encounters to our shared relationships with children.
As heart-driven listeners, collaborators, thinkers, co-researchers, and global friends, we believe that as we nurture, guide, and inspire children, our world becomes a better place full of endless possibilities that open doors to a more connected human experience.
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EMPOWERING eBOOKS TO HELP YOU
RAISE WELL-NURTURED CHILDREN
The Nature of Nurture is about being human, sharing relationships, and discovering what it means to raise well-nurtured children. It is about supporting children as they embrace their own sense of identity, self-worth, agency and well-being.
Our eBook is created to support you as you nurture children ~ and yourself ~ in life, learning, and education. It is through The Seven Pillars that children learn to embrace their inner compass, connect with their holistic selves, and find meaning and purpose in their life.
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The Nature of Nurture is about being human, sharing relationships, and discovering what it means to raise well-nurtured children. It is about supporting children as they embrace their own sense of identity, self-worth, and well-being.
Download your free eBook
The Seven Pillars of Well-Nurtured Children is about nurturing children ~ and ourselves ~ in life, learning, and education. It is through The Seven Pillars that children learn to embrace their inner compass, connect with their holistic selves, and find meaning and purpose in their life.
We know how you feel
It’s not easy to figure out how to raise well-nurtured and inspired children. We know. It can be challenging to build connections that nourish deep and meaningful relationships. We get that. It’s hard to know exactly how to support the holistic growth and wellness of children. We understand. It can sometimes feel overwhelming to figure out how to create engaging and enriched learning environments. We’ve been there. It’s challenging to determine which pathways and strategies best match the unique learning styles and personalities of your children. The struggle is real. It’s even harder to find practical resources that align with your philosophy and beliefs about children. We hear your frustration.
On Top of That . . .
We know from experience that it’s difficult to manage the time, the tremendous costs, and the inconveniences of travel associated with on-going learning as you try to raise your children and keep up with the ever-changing parenting and educational landscape. Beyond that, connecting with a community that aligns with your own beliefs and values often feels impossible to find.
WE CAN HELP YOU
ARE YOU READY TO CONNECT ALL THE PIECES?
Choose a Nurtured Inspirations curated collection to perfectly align with your needs for a rich, meaningful, and inspired learning journey alongside children. We look forward to a shared learning journey together with you!
A NURTURED JOURNEY
LEARN WITH US
A curated collection of resources and experiences to enhance your journey alongside children, families, educators, and the community. Empowering and inspiring, walk with us as we engage together in a shared encounter of life and learning.
Inspirations, research, and mentorship with a focus on the foundations that help you nurture invested relationships and collaborative partnerships as you and create environments where children flourish. Designed for individuals and teams of all sizes, we offer our Professional Development Series, Research Mentorship Series, and Presentations and Keynote Speaking services.
Here’s What People Are Saying . . .
Susan, as an early childhood educator for over 25 years now,
you remind me of my WHY.
Susan understands the magical truth within a child and the authentic way
they show up to learn, ready to co-create without expectations
Susan works with educators to connect ever-evolving theory into practice
with the ultimate goal of improved student success.
Jaime Plaunt, OCT
Susan, listening to you made my heart and mind full and excited!
You put all the pieces together.
I just wanted to say I love your mentor reflection journals, and eBooks. They are, as with everything you do, say and emulate, always made with such care and thoughtfulness. You have an incredible sense of style and aesthetic that shows respect, integrity, and professionalism. It shows the importance you place not only working with children but working with educators.
Shannon Milson, OCT
Susan is committed to removing the isolation that naturally exists and provides educators with a safe, exhilarating space to collaborate and
innovate with their peers.
Paola A. Lopez
She understands adult educators on different levels, respects their current practice, beliefs, culture, and celebrates their everyday discoveries.
I want all of the children that come into my class to feel the way that Susan makes her students feel. Susan truly models the most exemplary leadership skills with regards to teaching, curriculum planning and connecting with children.
Former Certified Teacher,
Susan takes a holistic approach to building not only educational fortitude but she also helps support a confident, healthy child through her educational philosophy.
Susan inspired the start of my learning journey after the first workshop I participated in with her. Susan presents the material in a welcoming, reflective forum, offering participants the opportunity to share their knowledge and learn from one another.
Chantale Miron, OCT
Susan’s collaborative leadership style and deep educational knowledge allows
her to find solutions to the most complex educational challenges.
Michelle van Heugten
Susan advocates for the rights of children to have authentic, engaging and high quality learning experiences. Her knowledge of current educational philosophies and the Reggio Emilia Approach are made visible in her deeply reflective dialogue, blog posts and through her online sessions.
Abby McEachern, OCT
Susan provides an unwavering amount of support for educators.
As a mentor to me, I could not ask for much more.