Tom Bedard, M.Ed., Early Childhood Education and, in 2009, was the first early childhood teacher to be named finalist for Minnesota Teacher of the Year Program. Before retiring from the classroom in 2016, he worked in the field of early childhood education for 38 years. During that time, he taught thousands of children in all age groups from infants to preschoolers representing diverse backgrounds and abilities.
His specialty has been to promote and analyze exploration of sensory play to better understand children’s curiosity and competence in all areas of development. Tom is an international speaker and popular blogger inspiring early childhood educators and parents everywhere to reflect on children as learners and inspire them to imagine new possibilities for dynamic play and learning at the sensory table.
Tom's work links perfectly to our STEM Detectives program which encourages educators to provide sensory experiences for children to support the development of STEM thinking skills, and providing positive STEM experiences for all children.
Full Day, Half Day and Evening Workshops as well as evening presentations available in Australia and New Zealand.
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