Becca Steinhoff on First, but Last? with Emy diGrappaBecca Steinhoff grew up in Lingle, Wyoming and now lives in Casper with her husband and 4-year-old daughter. She is the executive director of Wyoming Kids First.

Tune in to today’s episode to hear how Becca helps kids with her work for Wyoming Kids First, how to get men more involved in discussions about early childhood development, and how traditional gender roles play out on Wyoming ranches.

“Should we just celebrate and salute the fact that we were the first [to give women the right to vote] even though we have a lot of work to do? I think there is some celebration that needs to happen there. Meanwhile, we need to not stop the work!” – Becca Steinhoff

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“We have to come alongside parents and families and help them understand what a gift those early years are and how they can make the most of those learning opportunities with their youngest children.” – Becca Steinhoff

Show Notes:

  • Becca’s childhood on a ranch in Goshen county
  • Why Becca left Wyoming to get her graduate degree
  • What drew Becca to move back to Wyoming
  • How Becca is maximizing early childhood outcomes through her work with Wyoming Kids First
  • How women in Wyoming can continue to move toward true gender equality
  • How to get men more involved in the conversation about early childhood development
  • How traditional gender roles play out on Wyoming ranches

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“Sometimes men don’t feel like they can be silly or engage in the way that [women] are typically engaging with very young children. And so, we have a lot of work to do to support them in that space.” – Becca Steinhoff

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