Jody Martin
Greenwood Village, CO

Jody Martin has a B.A. in Psychology and a minor in Child Development and over 30 years of extensive and diverse experience in the early childhood field. She taught preschool, directed a childcare center and worked at the corporate offices of two national childcare companies. She is currently the Vice President of Education and Training for Crème de la Crème. Jody has authored Preschool Health and Safety Matters, and several courses for an online training company, written several articles for early childhood publications and was interviewed for a Turn Key Training Program developed by Exchange on preventing obesity and promoting wellness in early childhood settings. Recently she co-authored Rethinking the Classroom Landscape: Creating environments that connect young children, families, and communities. She is a dynamic presenter and recognized leader in the field of early childhood education with a commitment to providing quality programs for children.

Rethinking the Classroom Landscape: Creating Environments that Connect Young Children, Families, and Communities

Join Jody as she encourages teachers to transform ordinary spaces into reflective and meaningful landscapes. With easy-to-implement ideas and strategies based on five guideposts, this training supports and encourages educators to create early childhood environments that vividly connect to children, adults, and their communities. Early childhood environments should not be just the actual space and objects within these spaces—but also a reflection of the geographical, cultural, historical, and environmental forces shaping these spaces. This training will outline the important distinction between space and place.