An Intergenerational Learning Environment: Meet Shara Jones, Early Childhood Educator

In this video, early childhood director Shara Jones talks about how her child care center, Prince of Peace Lutheran Preschool, provides opportunities for children to interact with adults with mild to moderate dementia.

She also shares her recent experience of participating in the Developmentally Appropriate Practice (DAP) ECHO professional development series with her staff and how it enhanced their interactions with children and families.

This video interview was made possible thanks to a grant from Valley of the Sun United Way. AzAEYC’s Stories from the Field initiative elevates the voices and lived experiences of Arizona’s early childhood educators to highlight the importance of early care and education for children, families, and our communities.