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Napcast is a podcast co-hosted by two male educators of color working with our youngest citizens. Together, they challenge, tackle, and discuss topics at the intersection of education, race, culture, and identity.
Nick Terrones (he/him) is Mexican-Native American, a descendant of the Chumash people whose traditional lands span a large part of southern California. Nick has been in the Early Childhood field for over 14 years, 12 of those years working directly with toddlers and families. Currently he is the program director at Daybreak Star Preschool in Seattle, Washington, an early learning program that implements an indigenous curriculum. Outside of the school setting, Nick is an active member in the World Forum Foundation on Early Care and Education’s Men in ECE leadership team. Along with his buddy Mike, he co-host a podcast called "Napcast" that looks at the intersection of race, culture, and identity in early childhood education. Be sure to check out his book, A Can of Worms: Fearless Conversations with Toddlers through Exchange Press (https://www.childcareexchange.com).
Mike Browne (he/him), has lived a multitude of lives. He has danced ballet and tap for 7 years. He played Division 1 Football. He lived in London and Spain for 4 years. He co-hosts a podcast called Napcast with his buddy Nick! All before returning home back. No, not to Seattle. He’s an east coaster. But back home to Early Childhood Education. Mike currently serves as the Sr. Director of Community Engagement for Cultivate Learning at the University of Washington, using his experience as a preschool teacher to dismantle systems of oppressions in our early learning environment. Be sure to check out his series of articles that he wrote for Exchange Magazine - "You Wanna Be What? Be Realistic: A Reflection on Black Boys Dreaming," "The Beautiful Resistance: Black Humanity and Black Boy Joy" and "Black Boyhood Just Don't Stop: A Reflection on the Necessity of Meaningful Boyhoods."
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