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Creating Environments For Teacher Inquiry-Based Learning in Early Education

How to sharpen your inquiry-based practice through the lens of the environment “… we should aim for an environment that supports teacher growth so the classroom is a place of research where teachers ask questions and act as researchers. The … Read More

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Unstructured learning is powerful

Respectful Practice in Early Childhood Education – Toni Christie

Respectful People, Places and Things Slow down and be fully present, educators! That’s one of the catch cries of early childhood expert, Toni Christie, from Childspace Early Childhood Institute, based in Wellington, New Zealand. She was presenting a recent ECE … Read More

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Tips for quality reflective practice

Top Tips For Quality Reflective Practice In Early Childhood

Bringing reflective practice to life in your service Reflective practice is something of a mantra for early childhood educators. But how to go about it in an intentional and productive way without being overwhelmed by the task? Early childhood education … Read More

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Preschool lesson plans

9 Lesson Planning Sites Educators Should Check Out

Never-ending resources for preschool lesson plans. Stop reinventing the wheel. Use these hacks to inspire next-level lesson planning in your early childhood service. You’ll also be able to download an array of ready-made plans. It’s no doubt that lesson plans … Read More

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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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