Power List: Influential People with Inspirational Words
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Read and reflect on these timeless quotes about child development for a quick-pick-me-up. Your work is truly shaping our next generation!
James Baldwin (1924 – 1987) was a writer and playwright who challenged America to uphold its values on equity and justice.
Maria Montessori (1870-1952) was an Italian physician, educator and philosopher who pioneered the Montessori method that builds on the way children learn naturally.
With his uncanny ability to connect with children, Fred Rogers (1928 – 2003) hosted all 895 episodes of “Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood” and inspired generations to come.
Fredrick Douglass (1818-1895) was an orator and writer who will always be remembered for using the power of words to fight for emancipation.
Rumi was a 13th-century Persian poet whose powerful quotes stand the test of time.
Chilean author and educator, Gabriela Mistral (1889-1957), was the first Latin American author to receive the Nobel Prize in literature. She boldly advocated on behalf of women, children and many disadvantaged groups in her community.
Maya Angelou (1928 – 2014) was a world-famous poet, author and civil rights activist.
Frederich Frobel (1782 – 1852) was a German educator credited with founding kindergarten and the idea of learning through play.
A co-founder of ZERO TO THREE, Jeree Pawl was a pioneer in infant and early childhood mental health.
Franklin D. Roosevelt (1882 – 1945) was the 32nd president of the United States who helped pull America out of the Great Depression.
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