childcare photography

How To Photograph Children In Your Child Care

10 Tips To Make Your Photos Memorable! If photos are at the heart of compelling parent communications, then the facial expressions in those photos are the currency that melts hearts and connects.  And yet, how many photos do we take each day that are too … Read More

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Webinar: Preparing For The 2018 NQS Update

What Has Changed in the New National Quality Framework Quality consultant, Michelle Rogers, recently ran this NQS webinar on preparing for the 2018 NQS.  It provides an overview and then goes through the Framework, section by section, highlighting the key … Read More

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heuristic play in early education

What Is Heuristic Play in Early Childhood Education?

Open ended play using everyday and natural materials. Explore some ideas for heuristic play in early childhood settings.

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The Virtues of Messy Play in Early Education (And Some Ideas)

Messy play is an open ended sensory adventure for children. We’ve got loads of ideas to share for creating a messy play wonderland.

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A Writer’s Guide to Amazing Learning Stories That Will Engage Parents

Want Educa parents to give you feedback on your learning stories? Make them amazing using these writer’s tips and they’ll be commenting in no time!

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Tom Drummond on the Power of Story Telling in Early Education

Why Tom Drummond wants teachers to become storytellers. Tom Drummond, an emeritus educator of children and adults, watched as Josie, one of his preschool students, pushed the piece of paper she was painting toward the paint tray until it formed a … Read More

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Loose Parts Theory: Less Toys More Materials

Kelly Goodsir on The Theory of Loose Parts For instance, Thomas trains … tell children HOW these trains should behave and this is taken on through their role play – in a way it is already prescribed, the characters already … Read More

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Easy Ways to Help Preschoolers Develop Self Control

A ground breaking study has shown that the ability to exercise self-control is a stronger determinant of a healthy and happy life, than IQ.  So why does self-control matter?  Here are 8 simple ideas for improving self control in young children.

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New Thinking on Wall Displays in Early Childhood Settings

Plan your learning environment to accommodate all your unique displays. Download our free pdf – Displays in Early Childhood Settings: 10 reflective questions.  

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Tips For Managing Educator Stress in Early Childhood Education

Simple tips for managing your stress as an educator, and the stress of your colleagues.  These cost nothing and can be started right away. What are you waiting for?

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