April was a very busy and productive month with an amazing ending at Fairfax Futures with teachers who said, “Yes we are creative!”  How wonderful to hear that response from a group of early childhood educators!

Fairfax Futures Board Members Steve Day (PNC Bank) and Joan Isenberg (George Mason University) meet with Sup. Cathy Hudgins and keynote speaker Dr. Rebecca Isbell

Then on to Central Alberta Early Learning and Care Conference in Red Deer, Canada, with a keynote for family child care providers, many of whom are using my book to implement creative opportunities with their young children. We closed with a “laughing session” that had us all chuckling, giggling, and laughing out loud.  What hilarious stories were shared and enjoyed by us all.

Many of you have heard me say, “Creative minds need rest and downtime.” I had the wonderful opportunity to spend a week in the beautiful Canadian Rockies relaxing, meditating, and regrouping.

I returned home invigorated and filled with many new ideas, project possibilities, and ways to spread our mission.  We need young creative thinkers, collaborators, communicators, and problem solvers.  Help me spread this message as we identity the abilities that are needed to thrive in the 21st Century.

Think more, copy less!