Phone: (505) 277-8515
Paige Abrams is an Education Specialist who works with Family Development Program as the coordinator of the J.U.N.K. (Joy In Uncovering New Knowledge) Play Workshop Series. Paige believes children are challenged to grow through joyful learning experiences that are relevant to their lives. J.U.N.K. is a professional volunteer program that trains and engages Play Advocates for community outreach and training. The J.U.N.K. Play Workshop Series offers a rich learning environment tailored to support early childhood educators and other community members who work with young children.
Paige promotes the significance of Loose Parts (recycled, open-ended materials safe for children) for their ability to nurture the creative, independent, and problem-solving talents of all children and adults. As part of the Family Development Program, Paige engages educators and families through an approach that emphasizes learning by doing. Each learner is valued as an explorer, as a teacher, and as a member of the community.
Paige was previously a NM PreK Consultant, a preschool teacher, a theater teacher, an art teacher, a movement teacher, a Montessori mentoree, along with other positions in the education field. She holds a Master’s degree in Education from Bank Street College in New York City and a Bachelor’s degree in Religion from The Colorado College.