Understanding Toddlers and Their Behaviors

Toddlerdom is hard. It’s also a wonderful time of exploration and lots of fun to be had. Every scenario is contextual. Your response depends on your relationship with the child, the knowledge that you have of them, and the situation at hand. Let the uniqueness of the child guide our work This article is a

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Explaining the Value of ECE to a Skeptic

THE CASE FOR EARLY EDUCATION HAS NOT BEEN MADE (& HOW TO CHANGE THAT!) Early educators could be excused for feeling a little frustrated these days. It really shouldn’t be this way, but they still feel like they have to constantly justify the value of early childhood education and cheer for others who do likewise.

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The Importance of Relationships in Early Education

Using Learning Stories to Build Connections Stories celebrate the culture and language each child and family bring to the classroom and embrace each child’s unique abilities. By Judi Garcia-Stevenson We know from years of research on cognition and the brain how learning takes place and which environments best support that learning. Learning depends on relationships.

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Case Study – Cairns TAFE Child Care Connects With Families

Cairns TAFE Community Child Care is a nonprofit community service where family voices matter. Run by a parent management committee, they focus on providing the best care possible with an educational program based on the emergent curriculum. Despite low staff turnover and a strong, supportive community, the centre was facing a challenge that is common

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Time Management & Learning Stories – Hilltop Interview

Follow Up Questions from Hilltop Webinar This week Educa had a chance to sit down with Mike Browne (he/him), Senior Manager of Community Engagement and Naoko Armstrong (she/her), Educator at Hilltop Children’s Center and Educator Institute in Seattle, Washington on the ancestral lands of the Duwamish Tribe. Hilltop is a leader in progressive early childhood

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Adopting Learning Stories in Early Head Start

How Lindsey Shafer Moved Her Team’s Assessment Approach An article written by Judi Stevenson-Garcia   “The stories we tell literally make the world.” -Michael Margolis Lindsey Shafer is a former Early Headstart Site Supervisor and current Coach in Northern California and a SALSA board member. Lindsey recently shared in a webinar how her team is

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