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Paint samples arrive…

A sneak peak at the colors Charlotte is considering!
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Excitement builds in Houston…

Nature Explore staff Susie Wirth, Jim Wike, and Nancy Rosenow blew into Houston to do the site visit at Jewel’s
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This week is special…

Take a look at some of the partners doing their thing.
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A BIG week ahead…

This is a big week in Houston. Nature Explore sends Susie Wirth and Jim Wilke to Houston to start the outdoor classroom designs on Jewel’s.
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New Opportunities

Sometimes natural disasters create new opportunities. A hurricane may have damaged roofs, fences, and trees in Houston but it also created a new opportunity. The Exchange Center Makeover Project will provide a stellar example of ways to use space efficiently, …
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About Innovations

Innovations in Early Childhood Education, Inc., a small business in Houston, is committed to helping early childhood education programs provide high quality educational experiences for all children through developmentally appropriate curricula, effective program leadership and management, and meaningful teacher professional development.

Kay M. Albrecht, Ph.D., is president. Widely known as an advocate for high-quality early childhood education and development opportunities for all children, she specializes in writing, management consultation, and administrator and teacher professional development.

Teaching in some capacity has been the bulk of Kay’s life work, beginning with her first assignment as a preschool teacher in a laboratory setting. She has continued her work with young children and the adults who teach them ever since. She was the director of HeartsHome Early Learning Center, a nationally accredited early childhood program in Houston for children from birth through age 8, and served on the faculty in early childhood education at three Houston universities.

She is the author of The Right Fit: Recruiting, Selecting, and Orienting Staff (New Horizons) and co-authored the Innovations series of curriculum, development, and training materials for infants, toddlers, and preschoolers (Gryphon House). Her latest book is SET for Life: Social-Emotional Tools for Life, coauthored with psychologist Michelle M. Forrester, Ph.D.

Innovations, Inc. has deep connections to the organizations involved in this project. Kay was a founder of Collaborative for Children; served until recently as the academic editor of Exchange magazine; collaborated with Lakeshore Learning to equip a 5,000 sq. ft. learning center in Reliant Center following Hurricane Katrina; equipped HeartsHome Early Learning Center with Community Playthings furniture; and is a Nature Explore trainer. Her role in Project Center Makeover: Early Childhood Community Gives Back included working with Collaborative for Children and Exchange to develop the criteria for identifying local programs for the makeover.

Contact Information:
Kay M. Albrecht, Ph.D.
Innovations in Early Childhood Education, Inc.
11506 Brown Trail
Tomball, TX 77377
(832) 717-5349