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Leadership & Advocacy
Early Childhood Education Career Path Possibilities
Whether you're currently studying early childhood education or have been working in the field for several years, you may be curious to know about your career options as an Early Childhood Educator.
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Early Childhood Education Problems in the U.S.
There is a misalignment between expectations on early childhood educators and the resources provided to meet these expectations.
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The US Presidential Election and Early Childhood Education
We reflect on some of the promises made by both candidates, and think about how we can expect President-elect Trump to be thinking about early childhood education issues going forward.
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What does NAEYC Do?
NAEYC (National Association for the Education of Young Children) is more than just an accreditation program for preschools, daycares and other early years care programs.
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Continuous Professional Learning for Ontario Early Childhood Educators
Continuous Professional Learning is now mandatory for all members of the Ontario College of Early Childhood Educators to stay current in their knowledge, skills and practice.
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Current Trends in Early Childhood Education
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.
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Where is Quality Rating and Improvement System Being Used?
QRIS (Quality Rating and Improvement System) is a program designed to award ratings to early childhood education centers that meet its clearly defined standards.
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What is NAEYC Accreditation & Should You Consider It?
National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC), is the governing body in the United States who defines the gold standard for early childhood education and care.
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What is QRIS?
QRIS (Quality Rating and Improvement System) is a method for assessing the quality of child care programs.
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What is NAEYC?
First established in 1926, this U.S. non-profit organization is dedicated to promoting high-quality education for children from birth to age 8.
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How to Stay Current as an Early Childhood Educator
One of the common characteristics among leading early childhood educators is their drive to keep learning.
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Why Invest in Child Care Staff Training and Development
For many child care facilities, training and professional development are often more of a “nice-to-have” rather than a “must-have” offering to Educators.
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Addressing the Issue of Preschool Teacher Turnover
As a preschool director, one of the biggest challenges you may face is a high rate of staff or teacher turnover.
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5 Steps for More Effective Communication With Parents
Keeping open lines of communication with parents is essential to providing the best possible care to their children.
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Early Investment for Early Years Education
The reality is that, unless investment in preschool programs is made a priority in America, the safety and quality of early years education is far from secure.
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Amendments to the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act
Recently launched, the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act (HHFKA) is an initiative spearheaded by Michelle Obama sought to redefine the way lunches are provided in schools.
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How HiMama Engages Parents in a More Meaningful Way than Facebook
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.
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Can We Bring Fair Pay and Respect to Preschool Teachers?
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.
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New Daycare Outdoor Regulations in Ontario: What You Need to Know
Recent updates as part of the Child Care and Early Years Act, 2014 came into effect late last year - here is HiMama's summary.
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Investing in Our Future: The Changing Face of Child Care
Focus on learning and development, parent engagement, and technology are key trends in the changing face of child care and preschool programs
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The Reggio Emilia Influence in Childcare Today
Over the decades, there have been many theories and frameworks for approaching early childhood education. One approach that became popular following World War II was the Reggio Emilia Approach.
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What Ontario's Proposed Child Care Regulations Mean for Quality Early Childhood Education Jobs
The Ontario government is proposing new child care regulations to address the needs of parents, as recently reported by The Globe and Mail.
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3 Reasons to Pursue an Early Childhood Educator Degree
Many colleges and universities are offering accredited Early Childhood Education degree programs that equip graduates with the knowledge and skills they need to help young children develop
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Where to Start Your Search For Early Childhood Education Jobs
Whether you are a graduate or an educator with years of experience under your belt, you may be on the lookout for an early childhood education job that allows you to make the next move in your career.
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Congratulations Sarojini - our ECE of the Year
Congratulations Sarojini - our ECE of the Year
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Why You Should Write a Child Care Center Blog: Tips for Success
Blogging regularly about your facility, its events and the latest news in the industry can help get your center’s name out there in the community and position you as a child care expert
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Top 25 Early Childhood Education Blogs 2016
Your top early childhood education blogs, preschool blogs and child care blogs for 2016 with some familiar names from last year, as well as some new blogs making the top 25
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Supporting Classrooms with Innovative Technology
On Wednesday, Canada's new Prime Minister hosted a Google Hangout with 5 classrooms from across the country.
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Developing a Personal Philosophy of Early Childhood Education
To be a professional, you have to have an opinion on important topics related to your field and create a brand or philosophy on your approach.
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Early Childhood Educators of the Year
The ECE of the Year Award is your opportunity to bring the passion of leaders, mentors, colleagues, employees, friends and peers into the spotlight
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Early Childhood Education Salaries: A Comparison Across Professions
Pay in early childhood education for child care professionals is seriously lagging despite tremendous responsibilities and clear return on investment
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What Makes a Successful Child Care Program?
It is one thing to operate child care programs day-to-day, but it is another thing to attain high quality child care programs that make a significant difference for children in your care
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Professional Development Opportunities For Early Childhood Educators
There are learning opportunities abound for Early Childhood Educators, from formal conferences and events to informal opportunities like reading and mentors
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What is an Early Childhood Educator?
An Early Childhood Educator must play various roles and master a number of diverse skills, all while staying up-to-date on research
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The Role of Parent Involvement in Early Childhood Education
Parent involvement helps extend teaching outside the classroom, creates a more positive experience for children and helps children perform better when they are in school.
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3 Resources for Early Childhood Education Videos
Video can be a great resource for Early Childhood Educators looking to stay in tune with the latest trends - these suggested video resources will help you get started
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Surprising Facts About Early Childhood Education in Canada
Take a look at the facts about early childhood education in Canada - some of them may surprise you
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Health, Safety, and Nutrition in Early Childhood Education
Health, Safety, and Nutrition in Early Childhood Education
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Engaging Families in a Hyperconnected World – Adapting to New Expectations
Early years programs must explore new channels to engage hyperconnected families, however, it is important to evaluate internal implications when making a decision
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Schools and child care programs are not protecting children’s information online
Over 40% of schools and child care programs are sharing children’s information online through public websites, social networks and blogs
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What are the challenges facing Early Childhood Teachers?
Misalignment between expectations and resources in early childhood sector creates challenges for Early Childhood Teachers
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Top 25 Early Childhood Education Blogs 2014
Get ideas for activities with your kids and stay in tune with the latest discussions in early childhood education
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The why and what of documentation in early years programs
Documentation serves an important purpose, but there's no one-size-fits-all approach about how to document
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The hyperconnected society and what it means for early years education
Expectations of today’s modern parents are changing; these changes should be seen as an opportunity to improve communications with families
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Changes in domestic trends and the increasing need for child care
With increased investment in women’s post-secondary education and decreased emphasis on gender roles more women with young children are returning to the workforce. But there are implications.
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Education on cyber safety paramount in digital age
Avoiding the digital age isn’t realistic – understanding the safety of children’s information online is therefore of paramount importance
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HiMama Report on Documentation in the Early Childhood Setting
HiMama releases report on Documentation in the Early Childhood Setting based on a survey of Licensed Childcare Providers