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Leadership
Educator Spotlight | Denita Dinger
Denita Dinger | Kaleidoscope Play School
Podcast
Supporting the Implementation of a Preschool Expulsion Ban
How to support an expulsion ban?
Management Tips
The HiMama 2018 Child Care Benchmark Report
Insights into child care operations, financials and forecasts - download the report today. #childcarebenchmark
Podcast
Reading – Setting Children Up for Success
"Fire it until you wire it!
Management Tips
When is the Right Time to Open a New Child Care Center in My City?
Opening any type of business is taking a risk and child care is no different.
Spotlight
Educator Spotlight | Tracy Sims and Cheryl Yoworski
Tracy Sims and Cheryl Yoworski | Education Teaching and Presenting Team in Full Day Kindergarten in Ontario
Management Tips
Best Tablets for Schools & Preschools - 2018
Want to get tablets for your school or preschool, but not sure where to start? You've come to the right place! We've done an extensive review of tablets to come up with a list of the best devices for a classroom or preschool environment.
Podcast
Managing Stress and Anxiety in Children
What are some examples of strategies that parents & educators can use to help children reduce and manage stress at a young age?
Management Tips
What to Expect During a Child Care Interview
Deciding to take on a new child care position is a big commitment that comes with a lot of critical responsibilities.
Spotlight
Educator Spotlight | Alli Evans
Alli Evans | Victoria, Australia
Podcast
Natural playscapes and the benefits of risky play
What can parents and educators do at home and in classrooms to promote more risky play?
Leadership
Setting Up Learning Stories Before the School Year Begins
Learning stories are a fun and functional way to encourage and track progress throughout the school year.
Spotlight
Educator Spotlight | Daniela Ribu
Daniela Ribu | Windsor, ON
Parenting
Top 5 Daycares in Washington D.C.
What are the top daycares in Washington D.C.?
Podcast
Age Appropriate STEM Activities for Children Zero to Three
How can we support a young child's early exploration of STEM?
Spotlight
Educator Spotlight | Mona Shukla
Mona Shukla | Toronto, ON
Podcast
Using loose parts to enable creativity in play
What is cultural sustainability?
Parenting
How Can I Be Sure My Child’s Photos are Secure Online?
In the digital age it is a common practice to share photos online.
Spotlight
Educator Spotlight | Jackie Fricker
Jackie Fricker | Toronto, ON
Podcast
No Small Matter
Why, when the importance of quality early care and education is so widely accepted, do we continue to fail so many?
Management Tips
Best Ways to Track a Child’s Development Using an App
Following the development of children is one of the most important tasks undertaken in early education settings.
Podcast
Baby Steps to STEM:
When does gender identity begin to intersect with STEM?
Management Tips
What Child Care Safety Policies Do I Need to Be Compliant?
Ensuring that safety standards are up to par is arguably the most critical element of maintaining an early education setting.
Spotlight
Educator Spotlight | Hima Bindu Buddhavarapu
Hima Bindu Buddhavarapu | Mississauga, ON
Spotlight
Educator Spotlight | Nicole Mann
Nicole Mann | Murwillumbah, Australia
Podcast
Why Outdoor Pre-K is Elitist
"These programs feel subversive — pedagogies outside the United States’ educational norms. As such, most of these “forest kindergarten” or “nature preschool” programs are private...and expensive."
Management Tips
How to Make Health and Wellness Observations in Early Education
Tips for proper observations and documentation
Spotlight
Educator Spotlight | Tamara Peggs
Tamara Peggs | Essex, UK
Podcast
Impacts of Trauma and Adverse Childhood Experiences
Part two of our trauma series
Management Tips
What is Early Childhood Education?
Early Childhood Education is the learning approach for children aged zero to five years old.
Management Tips
What is Child Care Management?
Child care management often oversees daily early childhood education programs
Podcast
The Child Migrant Crisis and the Impact on Social-Emotional Development
"There could be no greater trauma than to be taken away from the foundation, their adult relationships".
Spotlight
Educator Spotlight | Deborah J. Stewart
Deborah J. Stewart | Noblesville, Indiana
Leadership
Six Easy Ways to Enhance Your Social and Environmental Impact
Last week I attended the Ontario B Corp Leadership Conference (BLD) and had an opportunity to renew my excitement for the B Corp movement.
Management Tips
What is Child Care Software?
Childcare software is used to manage childcare centers, preschools and early learning environments, from learning and development updates to employee management, billing and invoicing and child portfolios.
Podcast
The Evolution of Early Childhood Education in Canada
What are the differences between American and Canadian early childhood education policy?
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.