Heart-Led Learning Stories Build Partnerships at UC Santa Barbara

Voices From The Village – Richard Edward Gonzales, Jr. Richard Gonzales is a lead teacher at the University of California Santa Barbara (UCSB) Early Childhood Care and Education Services Center. He has been teaching in ECE for five years and … Read More

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Your ECE Families Are Online, Are You?

Share Today’s Progress Today for Real Family Collaboration Your families want to have meaningful conversations about their children. And in today’s world of news alerts, push notifications and instant search, to be meaningful, it has to be in real time, … Read More

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Learning Stories – Why I Joined Educa

A Simple, But Brilliant Idea I wish I could help everyone stay connected by putting Educa in the hands of every parent and educator on the planet. When I first came to Educa – almost 2 years ago – I … Read More

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Parenting Without Visibility – My Story

A difficult path made more difficult without sharing I remember well when my son was in preschool. He started in the “twos” program twice a week, moved into the “threes” 5 mornings and then of course the “fours” before entering … Read More

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Partnering With Parents in At-Home Early Learning

Maintaining Learning Momentum At Home and Center For parents of preschool and younger children, 2020 has been a stressful year. They had trusted that their children’s developmental needs were in good hands, met by capable educators at their child’s early learning … Read More

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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 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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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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ECE Documentation Your Teachers & Families Will Love!

Make it about the child, using learning stories Assessments can be time-consuming with unclear benefits. Or they can be life-affirming and precious for teachers, families and children.  Many early educators around are not fond of documentation, defined here as assessments … Read More

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