Using Images For Authentic Assessment In Stories

Using Images For Authentic Assessment Photographs as well as learning stories that capture learning through photographs or video recordings are ‘authentic assessment’. – Marilyn Rice As an early childhood educator, do you occasionally wonder if the images you share are … Read More

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Making Your ECE Service Philosophy Authentic and Real

Bringing Your Guiding Principles To Life “A statement that connects for your team requires conversation, collaboration and critical reflection.” Kelly Goodsir Your service philosophy is on the wall in the entrance foyer, it’s in the newsletter, on the website, and … Read More

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Is Food Play OK in Early Learning Services?

The Fight Over Food Play “Mei did not understand why the children were playing with rice. At home, her mom cooks rice for meals. She refused to play with these children because they were playing with rice. She knew that … Read More

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Teaching as Inquiry in ECE – What, Why and How To

Benefits, Method and Tips – Jane Warnock Explains “Teaching as Inquiry ultimately benefits self and puts you in the forefront in ‘what you do’ that benefits the children. It should be part of your day, not an addition to what … Read More

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Using Online Collaboration To Mentor Junior Teachers – In Educa

Raising Standards & Ensuring Consistency in Early Education Mentoring and on the job training is a hugely helpful for newer teachers.  It helps them: become better teachers find satisfaction in what they do connect more meaningfully with parents And the … Read More

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How To Deal With Difficult Staff In Your Early Learning Service

You know who we’re talking about… These are staff who rock the boat, divide teams, undermine morale and drive staff members to look for work elsewhere. And these might actually be among your best performers. But look more closely. While … Read More

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The Parent Tour: How To Close The Deal Every Time

Tips To Help Your Child Care Centre Make The Most Of Every Parent Tour A successful parent tour of your early learning service is the clincher for parents looking to enroll their children. So, how can you and your staff … Read More

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Managing Your Childcare Service And Bringing Out The Best In Your Teaching Staff

Educa spoke to service directors for the best tips on managing your ECE staff. Having effective interactions with your ECE staff is a crucial part of leadership. Strangely enough, most teachers don’t see themselves as leaders yet “were expected to … Read More

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GDPR and Why Your ECE Program or School Should Care

Tips On Complying with the New Data Protection Regulations from the EU Heads up, schools and services that use Educa software! You might just be a “data controller” —  and that has new legal implications. Take a breath. It’s not that … Read More

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