Math skills are important to develop at an early age to set kids up for a lifetime of success. Here are some proven techniques that you can count on!
November 9, 2018
What do Children Learn from Loose Parts Play?
Loose parts play allows children to interact with objects in a compelling way and learn unique skills that will help their development.
November 7, 2018
Educator Spotlight | Anne Hough
Learn about Anne Hough's journey in early childhood and all of the great things she's done throughout her career!
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November 5, 2018
The Impact of Preschool on Low Income Kids
In this episode, learn how much of a difference preschool can make for children coming from low income households.
November 2, 2018
3 Uncommon Theories of Play You Might Not Know About
There are lots of well-documented play theories, but some are more well-known than others. Here are 3 you might not have heard of before.
October 29, 2018
What Should Montessori Look Like?
What does a successful Montessori institution look like? We caught up with Margaret Whitley to find out.
October 29, 2018
Educator Spotlight | Joyce Gee
Joyce Gee | Toronto, ON
October 15, 2018
What is Developmentally Appropriate Practice?
BLURB “Developmentally Appropriate Practice is informed by what we know from theory and literature about how children develop and learn.” – NAEYC (National Association for the Education of Young Children)
October 9, 2018
Educator Spotlight | Kim Nguyen
Kim Nguyen | Calgary, AB
October 1, 2018
Educator Spotlight | Amanda Bourke
Educator Spotlight | Amanda Bourke
September 24, 2018
Moving Educators to a Different Child Care Location
Child care is a field that results in the formation of significant relationships.
September 18, 2018
Family Separation and The Impact on Young Children
How can early educators mitigate the effects of family separation on young children?
September 11, 2018
Mindfulness in the Classroom
How can mindfulness be used in the classroom by early educators?
September 11, 2018
Five Approaches to Electronic Payment for Child Care Centers
Modern times call for modern approaches to just about everything, including child care payment.
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.
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.
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
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
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.
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.
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.
A great professional portfolio is the key to showing off your skills as an educator. Your portfolio goes far beyond the information that a traditional resume contains, incorporating a wide range of materials that demonstrate who you are as a teacher.
Snowy winter weather can be a lot of fun, but with the chilly temperatures comes a big pain for both parents and preschool teachers: The dreaded snowsuit. Winter weather means getting ready for outdoor play takes much longer than usual.
Most children under five get anxious over big life changes and turn shy or clingy around people they don’t know. But what about kids who worry about very small things, burst into tears on a regular basis at bedtime or have regular temper tantrums?
Preschools and K-12 need to define how they will implement an SEL program and not just use these popular taglines without deploying it effectively. Vicki Davis also discusses the nuance in language, and draws connections between STEM and SEL.
Caring for mixed age groups in your classroom can be challenging for early childhood educators. When dealing with children from young infants to approaching school age, you’ll be faced with a broad range of varying needs, interests and abilities.
Employee engagement is key to retaining talent and improving team culture as well as program quality at your center. Check out the results from our employee engagement survey for some insight into how teachers are feeling in their roles.
As teachers, it’s important to understand which skills your activities are targeting and to develop routines targeted at each of the five developmental domains in the PILES model. Keep in mind many activities may target more than one domain.
Understanding why and how bullying happens gives parents and teachers opportunities to nip it at the bud. Read about the different types of bullying, how to identifying it, what the research says and steps to take.
Before they reach school age, preschoolers need several important foundational skills that will allow them to become successful readers in the future. Literacy skills are fundamental to a child’s success as they become an adult, so providing the resources
When we think of report cards, we usually picture a sheet of paper featuring the letters A through F, ranking a student on his or her skills in a variety of subjects. However, when it comes to report cards in early childhood education, this traditional sy
If your toddler has stopped taking his or her afternoon nap, this doesn’t mean you have to replace this once-quiet time with a noisy or intensive activity. There are plenty of quiet, calm activity ideas out there to occupy preschoolers.
Wondering how you can make the right decision when it comes to toys? In this article, we’ll look at how to select preschool classroom toys that are age appropriate, safe and geared towards helping toddlers' development.
Early childhood education is a field with many moving parts that come together to support the needs of children and their families. This article unpacks the roles of these professionals and their relationship to educators and the families that they serve.
Because of the varied nature of the family and living situations of children today, it’s important to focus on teaching diversity to preschoolers in a way that helps them understand and respect the different situations of their peers.
Recently, we’ve been observing these three major trends in early childhood education that are on the rise in visibility and popularity among daycare facilities, preschools and other types of early years learning centers.
I would like to start by asking you this question: “What indicator showcases that learning has occurred?” The answer is simple: results of a child retaining knowledge, plus documentation of the process of learning itself.
There are major distinctions between sharing children’s daily updates with parents on an open social network like Facebook, and sharing those same updates on a private, password-protected app like HiMama.
Fair pay and recognition that reflect the value of our preschool teachers will only come if we learn to respect those working in the profession. We must start by changing attitudes towards preschool teachers within our own communities.
It’s essential that you make germ fighting a priority to stop the spread of sickness, create a healthier and safer environment, and ease the minds of parents who are frequently concerned about center cleanliness.
A popular topic in early childhood education today is the use of technology in child care centers. The rise of technology in the classrooms has parents and teachers asking questions such as, “How much is too much?”
It can be difficult to uncover daycare worker qualities in an interview setting, but by using the following interview questions you can reveal more about a candidate's early childhood education philosophy