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Neuro-Nurturing: Deborah McNelis on Child Brain Development

Deborah McNelis is an award winning author of Naturally Developing Young Brains and the Neuro-Nurturing Interaction Series and founder of Brain Insights. She has devoted her life to helping adults make a positive impact on children’s development.  This a review of … Read More

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Using Stories to Continue the Learning At Home – in Educa

Activity Suggestions & Parent Story Tips Stories written by parents (called “parent stories” in Educa) are a meaningful part of a child’s portfolio, the story of a learning journey that will be read to your child many times and valued … Read More

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Creating Intentionality For Families in a College Campus Child Care

Clark College Campus Child Care, Vancouver WA “Educa has provided us with the ability to step back and look at the child in a meaningful and intentional way.” Michele Volk Clark College Child and Family Studies (CFS) center in Vancouver, … Read More

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Positive Responses to Children’s Behavior: Guidance Approach in ECE

“We cannot punish a child for making mistakes. To do so would be to punish them for being children.” -Jayne Mallin Recently Educa hosted a webinar entitled Positive Responses to Children’s Behavior – an outline of Guidance Approach in early childhood … Read More

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From Reporting to Families to Engaging Them – Oxford Area School

Navigating Change “We wanted to make the learning a two-way conversation, not just a one-way push.“ Joining Oxford Area School as Principal in 2015, Mike Hart focused on building knowledge and understanding of his community, students and teachers.  This included … Read More

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Our American NZ Study Tour Winner Talks About Her Trip

NZ Early Education Through the Eyes of US Head Start Content Manager, Judi Stevenson-Garcia “(New Zealand) educators enjoy being with children and respect them as young people who bring value to the world. This is clearly reflected in the curriculum … Read More

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Raising the Bar in ECE in Minnesota – the Westwood Lutheran Early Learning Center Story

Educa Talks to Westwood Lutheran Early Learning Center Director, Kellee Nelson “Creating our curriculum was a process but it is clear to the State that our school is committed to weaving observation and assessment into our work with children.” It … Read More

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Why Child Care is NOT a Substitute for Motherhood

Or How Does Early Education Get Some Respect?! In her recent article for the New York Times, Why the U.S. Has Long Resisted Universal Child Care, Claire Cain Miller discusses motherhood and professional child care as if they are equivalent. … Read More