Mary Muhs, M.Ed.

Mary Muhs, M.Ed., has advanced the field of early childhood education for more than three decades as an early childhood educator, trainer, author, advocate, coach, consultant and national conference presenter. Over the course of her distinguished career, she has taught children in nonprofit and profit-sector settings and played a leadership role in the training and education of early childhood professionals. In her current role as department chair for the Rasmussen College School of Education in Minnesota, Muhs is leading the implementation of the school’s online early childhood education associate and bachelor’s degree programs. A frequent presenter at local, state and national conferences, she is sought out for her expertise on topics ranging from developmentally appropriate practices to social-emotional development and family engagement. In her local community, she supports infant and toddler programs as a relationship-based professional development coach for the Center for Inclusive Child Care, which provides training, support and resources for child care programs throughout Minnesota. She also serves as a CDA professional development specialist and as a higher education peer reviewer for the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC). Muhs received her Master of Education degree in early childhood administration from National-Louis University in 2006 and is currently pursuing a Doctor of Education degree in early childhood education and teaching from Walden University. She is passionate about teaching and inspiring adults who work with children.

Posts by Mary Muhs, M.Ed.

Everyday Adventures in Math at Home

Just mentioning math can strike fear into the heart of even the most educated parent! While many of us are quite skilled with math, it has still become a common “fear” for many folks. Yet, still, those of us with older children have been quite perplexed as the methods for mastering math in school has […]

Math and Social- Emotional Development Work Hand in Hand

One of my favorite activities in an early childhood environment is block play. Blocks and block areas are a natural place for multiple children to hang out together, work together and bring to life what they see in their mind’s eye. There have been times where the children are so engaged that we must save […]

Math Meets Music and Movement

How many times have you used counting while singing children’s songs? Did you know that children who participate in music or learn instruments are often more proficient in mathematics? Do your children march to their own beat? Whether you realize it or not, mathematics and music are interwoven and benefit one another. When children are […]

Math and Language Development Support One Another

As an early childhood educator, I have witnessed the complicated nature of children’s development and learning. Child development does not exist in a silo. Instead, child development exists as an interwoven fabric of interactions, skills, relationships, knowledge, experience and action. I have found it interesting that as teachers, we have developed the pedagogy of teaching […]