Get Inspired: 10 Powerful Pinterest Users in Early Childhood Education

With more than 48 million users, virtual pin-board website Pinterest is a powerful player in the social media space. Women make up 80 percent of the membership on the social media site and, of that group, 50 percent have children. That said, it’s safe to assume that Pinterest is a powerful player in social media circles and in the world of education. 

So, whether you’re an experienced pinner or you are just getting started using Pinterest, you should know what thought leaders in your industry are loving – and pinning! Next, the obvious question is how to do that.

Your best bet is to simply begin following and collecting great educational ideas from fellow Pinterest users to help you boost your current or future classroom experience. But who has time to find all those great boards out there? Don’t worry. We’ve got you covered.

We have put together an alphabetized list of 10 Pinterest users who are highly active on the social media site and who feature boards about early childhood education (ECE).  

Ready, set, pin!

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1. Adaptive Design: 285 followers

Board to follow:

Early Childhood and Special Education // 147 pins – 159 followers

What does this user pin?

Adaptive Design is a non-profit organization that builds and designs customized products and equipment for children with special needs. It’s boards are directed to helping and encouraging the development of special needs children with ideas for activities such as sensory games, outdoor play and music.

2. Anita Meade: 9,700 followers

Board to follow:

Early Childhood Education // 217 pins – 836 followers

What does this user pin?

This arts and crafts lover is also a Pinterest devotee, who has pinned over 17,000 times about parenting, holiday ideas for kids and ECE.

3. Deborah at Teach Preschool: 44,724 followers

Board to follow:

Professional Development in ECE // 435 pins – 23,693 followers

What does this user pin?

Deborah at Teach Preschool has pinned over 8,000 ideas to her pinboards. She typically pins about activities in the classroom and holiday craft ideas for children. She even has a group board on which the public can collaborate and pin!

4. Emily Keniston: 7,829 followers

Board to follow:

Early Childhood Education Ideas // 237 pins – 2,243 followers

What does this user pin?

Emily Keniston is a homeschool teacher who features thousands of pins about teaching. She typically pins about kid’s crafts, seasonal activities and ideas and, of course, homeschooling.

5. Heide Muhs: 1,131 followers

Board to follow:

Early childhood education ideas // 634 pins – 172 followers

What does this user pin?

This ECE pinner and teacher provides hundreds of ideas for childhood development including boards about sign language, bi-lingual therapy and early literacy.

6. L.R. Knost: 4,565 followers

Board to follow:

Gentle Parenting/Early Childhood Education // 469 pins – 2,159 followers

What does this user pin?

With more than 4,000 followers, this power Pinterest user pins about parenting tips, child development and early childhood education.

7. Megan Ashman: 5,796 followers

Board to follow:

Education: Early Childhood // 137 pins – 1,234 followers

What does this user pin?

This Midwestern gal pins about ECE ideas and classroom tips, as well as professional development, homeschooling and school subjects including math and English.

8. Mrs. ABC and 123: 4,418 followers

Board to follow:

Websites and Blogs: Early Childhood Education // 105 pins – 1,987 followers

What does this user pin?

Mrs. ABC and 123 has pinned more than 10,000 images throughout her 50-plus boards that highlight education, books, shapes, numbers, letters and more!

9. Natalie Kriger: 839 followers

Board to follow:

Early Childhood Education // 317 pins – 241 followers

What does this user pin?

As a child care consultant and Pinterest user, Natalie’s boards range from early math and writing skills to sensory activities and classroom tips.

10. Tina Wells: 255 followers

Board to follow:

Early Childhood Education // 1,040 pins – 147 followers

What does this user pin?

With more than 6,000 pins, Tina features several education ideas throughout her Pinterest boards. Some of the education-related boards you’ll find from her include early childhood science, math and art.

 

Remember, Pinterest is an image-based bookmarking site – so be sure to take a look at some of our recommended boards to share your favorite pins. Also, don’t forget to follow the Rasmussen College ECE board on Pinterest for helpful tips, tricks and ideas in the world of ECE!

If these ECE Pinterest boards and statistics interest you, then read about the opportunities in ECE to learn more about a career in education.   

External links provided on Rasmussen.edu are for reference only. Rasmussen College does not guarantee, approve, control, or specifically endorse the information or products available on websites linked to, and is not endorsed by website owners, authors and/or organizations referenced.

Kendall is an Online Community Specialist at Collegis Education who oversees online communities on behalf of Rasmussen College. She has a passion for social media and enjoys motivating and encouraging former, current and future learners.

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