Taught in a variety of early childhood settings and now writes, speaks, and trains on the topic of intentional, whole child development at Not Just Cute.
Amanda Morgan grew up in a tiny town in eastern Oregon called Nyssa. (You’ve probably only heard of it if you farm onions or like to go chukar hunting.) She attended Utah State University, where she earned a Bachelor’s degree in both Elementary and Early Childhood Education as well as a Master of Science in family, human, and child development. She has classroom experience ranging from preschool to sixth grade, along with teaching university students, parents, and early childhood professionals, and has taught in private, public, and migrant school settings.
In addition to her professional experience, nothing has been as challenging or as rewarding as her role of mom to 4 young (and rowdy!) boys. Amanda and her family are recent transplants to the Puget Sound area in northwestern Washington and enjoy exploring their new surroundings together.
Passionate about applying what is known about child development to the areas of education and parenting, she has created multiple resources and presentations on topics such as intentional teaching in a play-based environment, developmentally appropriate practice, positive guidance, powerful interactions, and the importance of play in childhood .
Amanda writes, speaks, and trains nationally on the topic of intentional, whole child development and is the creator of the blog, Not Just Cute. Because childhood’s not just cute. It’s so much more. It’s powerful, it’s priceless, and it’s often over way too soon. www.notjustcute.com