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Back to Early Math Symposium June 2024

Exploring Loose Parts with Infants and Toddlers

This session will include an explanation of the many benefits of providing infants and toddlers with Loose Parts including supporting children's early learning in math and science. The session will also include examples of creative, low-cost ways to bring Loose Parts into your infant/toddler program.

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Tracy Johnson

Tracy Johnson is the Northern California Area Manager for the PITC Regional Support Network (PITC RSN) and coordinates and manages PITC staff and activities for northern California. She is also the Online Program Manager and coordinates all online PITC course offerings.


Tracy has worked in early childhood education for over 40 years. She has consulted with early childhood programs throughout the United States and trained child care providers in a wide variety of settings such as infant/toddler child care centers, family child care programs, college campus lab schools, as well as supported in-home care with nannies.


She received a BA in Women’s Studies from the University of California, Santa Cruz, and a master’s degree in early childhood special education, with an infant/toddler emphasis, from San Francisco State University. She is also a fellow in the Napa Parent-Infant Post Graduate Mental Health Program. In addition, Tracy is Associate Faculty in the Child Development Department at Santa Rosa Junior College where she teaches online.

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