"They don’t call Joshua the child whisperer for nothing! We love Joshua and have so much gratitude for how she helped our family. Our son is very independent, head- strong and energized. We became very challenged at one when he started biting a lot! As a mom, I was being rejected from playgroups. I was feeling isolated with nowhere to turn. Joshua knew that this was his way of communicating his feelings and ensured us it was temporary. She knew he just needed the right guidance and made us feel loved and welcomed despite everyone else. And, she was right! She helped us to navigate his behavior with specific language, re-direction and lots of support. He was not made to feel anything, but supported and heard. Now we all feel confident. He’s very extroverted, talkative, fun-loving, and able to express his emotions. We highly recommend Joshua’s humor, childhood education expertise, and authentic compassion!."
"Joshua has this special way with children. She understands their personhoods, treats them with respect and love, and they respond in kind. It's like an unspoken contract and it's amazing to watch.She was our "go-to" teacher for any issues we were having. Many times I wished I could have shrunk her down and put her in my pocket so she'd be there to help me navigate through those tricky times of being a parent. Her advice and support was priceless."
“Joshua is a truly amazing person. I can not say enough about the deep and powerful impact she has had on my teaching. Watching her interact with children and families is inspirational and informs my teaching practices every day- from helping to foster a rich sense of community in my school, to problem-solving day to day in the classroom, to finding joy and opportunity for learning in even the most unexpected moments. Joshua is a mentor with patience, respect, and boundless enthusiasm. The opportunity to learn from such a masterful teacher is one I am forever grateful for.”