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 is a review … Read More

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My Hopes For ECE Post-COVID – Musings from New York

Teacher-Family Collaboration, The New Normal? I work for Educa, a company that encourages best practices in the early education sector. Educa is out of New Zealand where it’s commonplace to not only self reflect, observe and grow as individuals but … Read More

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Confirming Powerful Frameworks in Educa

Applying Wendy Lee’s “Big Narrative” – Demo Video In Wendy Lee’s recent webinar on Recognising Powerful Frameworks – watch it here – Wendy refers to the big narratives, the big picture, and how learning stories can fit together to confirm … Read More

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‘Frequent Sample’ Reporting Saves Time For School

 The Kiwitea Story “Our end of year reports took so much less time than last year.” Change is tricky.  Small group. Large group. It doesn’t matter.  The reaction to change can range from the eager adopter to the feisty resistor.  … Read More

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Remote Learning & Communications When a School Closes

Supporting your students, families and staff remotely Your school just closed unexpectedly. What now? The community and sense of purpose that comes from working together in education is precious. And while there are online tools that can help your students, … Read More

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Staying On Track When a Center Closes – Using Educa

Supporting your families and staff remotely Your center just closed unexpectedly. What now? The community and sense of purpose that comes from working together in early education is precious. And so an unexpected closure due to Covid-19 or a weather … 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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