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Spotlight
Educator Spotlight | Hannah Spray
Hannah Spray | Salt Spring Island, BC
Leadership
Preparing Kids for Emergencies
Even toddlers can understand and be ready
Parenting
Top 5 Daycares in Arlington
What are the top child care centers in Arlington?
Podcast
“Turn it off” and Turn on the Music, Song and Dance with Dr. Jean,
Welcome Dr. Jean to the 100th episode of the Preschool Podcast!
Management Tips
How Do Child Care Apps Help With Observation? Three Ways an App Will Enhance Observation
If observations and daily reporting are a time consuming process for your center, there is a better way
Spotlight
Educator Spotlight | Vanessa Wozniak
Vanessa Wozniak | Golden, BC
Parenting
What to Expect as a Pre-K Parent Volunteer
If you are preparing for the new academic year by considering a parent volunteer role, these tips are for you
Podcast
Gender Differences in the Preschool Classroom
Should we teach to gender differently?
Spotlight
Educator Spotlight | Juliet Robertson
Creative STAR Learning Ltd | Inverurie, UK
Spotlight
Educator Spotlight | Evelyn
Blue Bell Academy Inc | Toronto, ON
Parenting
7 Tips for Child-Guided Play
Learning is not limited to the school. In fact, parents can also help their children learn something new through child-guided play.
Podcast
Fixed Mindset to Growth Mindset in Early Childhood Education
How can early childhood educators support a growth mindset?
Leadership
Should We Encourage Children to Share? Five Tips for Facilitating Sharing Behaviour
Some educators prefer to encourage "turns" over "sharing"
Podcast
Urban Thinkscapes: Revitalizing Communities with Playgrounds 2.0
Urban Thinkscape – playful learning in community contexts
Spotlight
Educator Spotlight | Shohreh Mansourian
Parkland Players | Coquitlam, BC
Spotlight
Educator Spotlight | Jesi Sucku
Jesi Sucku | Oregon USA
Leadership
How to Finish the School Year Strong
The end of the academic calendar year is fast approaching and while for some it comes with a huge sigh of relief. It’s also super valuable to think about the legacy that you want to leave this year.
Spotlight
Educator Spotlight | Natasha Kocher
Natasha Kocher | Red River Early Learning Centre | Waterloo ON
Leadership
HiMama attends the Inaugural Inspiring Fifty Awards in Ottawa
Starting off Monday with a road trip to Ottawa!
Podcast
Changing our Mindset on Suspensions and Expulsions
Barb O'Neill returns to the Preschool Podcast to chat about challenging behavior
Parenting
Teaching Diversity Inclusion Toddlers
Strategies for exploring Diversity and Inclusion in the classroom
Podcast
Building a Family-Centered Early Childhood Program
A family centered early childhood program is about deepening trust
Parenting
Top 5 Daycares in Miami
What are the top daycares in Miami?
Podcast
Saul Zaentz Early Education Initiative at Harvard
We want to understand and unpack the insides of child care environments - not just large centers - homes and elsewhere.
Parenting
Books that Amplify Early Learning
These books use illustration to convey the range of feelings and moods
Spotlight
Educator Spotlight | Jenny Rahm
Elegant Child Early Learning Center | Ballwin, Missouri
Podcast
Pushing the Envelope with Professional Development
Shooting for Stars with Professional Development
Management Tips
How to Market a New Child Care Center
The success any new child care center will be up to the quality of care provided and how much trust you build within the community.
Activities
Early Education Nation is Live!
Your educator hub for resources to do your best work
Podcast
Intense Emotions: A Framework for Working with Young Children
Challenging behaviour and intense emotions are often linked - how best to manage?
Leadership
HiMama is a Certified B Corp!
We are so thrilled to announce our certification
Leadership
Is Child Care in Ontario Free?
Many may be wondering how the recent announcement on free child care in Ontario by Premier Kathleen Wynne will affect child care pricing and availability. We are here to help set the record straight!
Podcast
Visual Routines as a Challenging Behaviour Strategy
Structure and consistent is critically important for young children to thrive in learning environments. Sequence and patterns in a recognizable and familar order are important for young children.
Leadership
How To Promote Professional Self-Reflection
Self-reflection is so important for career development and your personal well-being
Podcast
Healthy Eating by Showing More and Telling Less
How can we trust children and start having fun with food!
Parenting
Should Fidget Spinners Be Allowed in the Classroom?
Are these tools a nuisance or nifty?
Podcast
Digital Marketing and Social Media Strategies for Child Care
If you are under enrolled - you're leaving revenue on the table by not investing in digital marketing.
Management Tips
Supporting Special Needs in the Classroom
How can we provide support to the children with individual support needs?
Parenting
Top 5 Daycares in Fort Worth
What are the top daycares in Fort Worth?
Podcast
The Top Education Podcasts - 2018
Find your next favorite education podcast!
Podcast
NAEYC and Power to the Profession
Language matters. Accountability matters.
Parenting
How To Identify Stress in a Child
First identify if an issue is present, then work to resolve
Spotlight
Educator Spotlight | Heidi Lacroix
Madison Montessori Academy | Kemptville, Ontario
Leadership
What We Are Reading This Week: February 27
Your Weekly Early Education News from around the U.S, Canada and abroad
Leadership
What are Early Learning Outcomes?
Cognitive development is an important outcome in preschool
General
Are Preschool and Pre-k the Same?
What is the difference between prek and preschool?
Leadership
How HiMama Improves Social-Emotional Learning and Development
There are two critical issues in preschool social-emotional learning - HiMama directly addresses both.
Podcast
Setting Routines for Happy Healthy Kids
The tactics parents need!
Podcast
Why Early Childhood Educators are Underpaid
There's not a strong understanding among both the public and policymakers that working with young children is highly skilled work. A lot of people unfortunately still view it as babysitting and don't understand that it takes a specialized education and sk
Management Tips
What We Are Reading This Week: February 12
Your Weekly Early Education News from around the U.S, Canada and abroad
Podcast
There are NO Tricks to Being an Early Childhood Educator
Exploring the realities of today's early childhood educators
Leadership
How Child Care Centers Manage Allergies
Staff work hard to prevent reactions by keeping careful tabs on the lunch and snack table
Podcast
Exploring Mixed Emotions
Exploring emotional expression through colourful flash cards
Management Tips
Top 5 Daycares in Newark NJ
What are the top daycares in Newark NJ?
Management Tips
Child Care Professional Performance Reviews
What type of performance review makes sense for Preschool Educators?
Activities
4 Sensory Snow Activities to Try
Nature's unlimited school supply!
Leadership
Types of Child Care Observation
There are pros and cons to each type of early learning observation methods
Activities
Kindergarten Readiness Questions to Ask
Ensuring your child is ready for kindergarten is on the mind of many parents of 4 and 5 year olds.
Spotlight
Educator Spotlight | Ellie Ferrier
TowerLight Child Care | St. Louis Park, MN
Leadership
What We Are Reading This Week: January 29
Your Weekly Early Education News from around the U.S, Canada and abroad
Podcast
Community Collaboration to Give Children a Strong Start
How are young children and families supported in Colorado?
Activities
6 Recycling Activities for Preschoolers
Recycling and sustainability is an important concept to introduce to preschoolers, and will only become a more important part of their lives in the future.
Leadership
Examples of Parent Communication From Teachers
How do you communicate with parents?
Leadership
What is Social Emotional Learning in Early Childhood?
Teachers and caregivers can promote social emotional learning by modeling emotions vocabulary and language, building positive relationships with students, and providing a safe environment where children feel comfortable taking risks and expressing their f
Leadership
What We Are Reading This Week: January 22
Your Weekly Early Education News from around the U.S, Canada and abroad
Podcast
Balancing Nature vs. Nurture in Child Development
How much of a child's personality trait is defined by nature and how much is defined by his or her environment?
Leadership
What is Autonomy in Early Childhood Education?
Autonomy in relation to early childhood education means letting children know that they have control over themselves and the choices that they make.
Leadership
The Real Cost of Documentation in Child Care
HiMama helps centers to save both time and money on documentation, while providing a much better experience for families to engage in their child’s learning every day.
Spotlight
Educator Spotlight | Johanna Richardson
Johanna Richardson | Christian Life Academy | Bensalem, PA
Leadership
A Day in the Life: Green Apple Kids
Learn how one very successful center was able to use HiMama to delight families and save educators time on documentation!
Leadership
How Does HiMama Align with State and Provincial Guidelines?
The HiMama app helps centers align to state frameworks much more easily in their lesson planning and teacher daily observations, and helps to graduate centers to higher quality ratings through increased parent engagement and program quality.
Leadership
What We Are Reading This Week: January 15
Your Weekly Early Education News from around the U.S, Canada and abroad
Parenting
How Social-Emotional Learning Can Help Challenging Behavior
Often times, children who exhibit challenging behavior in the classroom have difficulty when it comes to dealing with social and emotional situations.
Podcast
An Insider Look at Early Learning in Manhattan
What does childcare look and feel like in New York City?
Leadership
Top 25 Early Childhood Education Blogs 2018
Who made the list of top Early Childhood Education blogs this year?
Leadership
What We Are Reading This Week: January 9
Your Weekly Early Education News from around the U.S, Canada and abroad
Podcast
Students: Our Future Leaders in Early Childhood Education
Dr. Bill's enthusiasm is electric and contagious, this week's episode is a real treat.
Management Tips
Advantages of Online Childcare Invoices
We’re excited to introduce this new capability into our app, allowing child care providers to easily invoice parents according to child enrollment and scheduling, and collect payments quickly and efficiently.
Podcast
Interrupting the Cycle of Poverty with Early Childhood Education
How can we professionalize and elevate early childhood educators?
Podcast
Creative Block Play
Blocks are the perfect 3 dimensional material to encourage learning with all five senses. Blocks provide so many opportunities to teach math, social-emotional, and fine motors skills.
Podcast
Star Ratings or Star Children
How can ratings systems potentially work against play-based and social-emotional learning? Shanda challenges center directors to be willing to take a lower star rating in order to meet the needs of your children at the time.
Podcast
Empathy Warriors
We are born with empathy, yet by the time we are in elementary school signs of empathy begins to fade. Tedi delves into her personal journey to value children and promoting childhood empathy programs.
Parenting
How Parents Can Bring Social-Emotional Learning Into the Home
Social-emotional skills are an important part of early childhood development, in which a child discovers how to express and manage their emotions, build relationships with others, make responsible decisions and explore his or her environment.