Along with being a musician and artist, Angelicola has worked as an early childhood educator for over 7 years. Chiara graduated from the University of California - Santa Cruz with a BA in Psychology and Honors in her major. Her undergraduate emphasis was on Child Development. Since then, Angelicola has focused primarily on the education sector of early childhood and has been an early childhood educator for over 7 years. She was awarded the Bright Horizons' Rising Star award in 2015 for her commitment to advancing professionally and implementing her pedagogical values into her practice. Chiara's main pedagogical focus employs best practices from Reggio Emilia philosophy, co-constructivist theory and creativity-driven curriculum. She is a member of the North American Reggio Emilia Alliance and the National Association for the Education of Young Children, along with its regional counterpart in California. Within these organizations and independently, Chiara is interested in propagating for the wider development and implementation of inclusive, creativity and collaboration-driven curriculum in early childhood learning environments.
Angelicola released a musical children's book entitled Waltz in the Snow, which features the lyrics from her song "Waltz in the Snow" from The Animals Know EP (2010), set beside the psychedelic black and white illustrations of musician Steven Trimmer of the band Grass Giraffes. This book is perfect for coloring in with the whole family. Download the song from Bird Call's EP below and listen to the song while you read and color!
Click on the thumbnails below to take a peek at some of the magical pages from the book:
You can purchase a copy of Waltz in the Snow - A Story and Song via Amazon here.