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Data-driven early childhood education advocacy
This is a transcript of the Preschool Podcast, episode #50 - "Data-driven early childhood education advocacy”
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How To: Preschool Report Card
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
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HiMama Celebrates 100 Million Moments Connecting Parents with Children
HiMama childcare app helps preschools connect working parents with their children during the day!
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5 Toddler Transition Tips
Transition times can be some of the most difficult periods of time throughout the day for preschool teachers to manage.
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Preschool Classroom Management for New Teachers - 6 Tips!
As a new teacher, keeping a classroom full of excited preschoolers running smoothly can be an incredibly challenging task.
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Designing a Child Care Schedule for Infants
Creating the ideal child care schedule for infants can be a challenge when you have multiple children with different needs, wants and levels of development all under the 18 months of age!
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Parent communication technology as a marketing tool
This is a transcript of the Preschool Podcast, episode #34 "Parent communication technology as a marketing tool”
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Parent Involvement Activities for Preschool
Early childhood educators can undertake a number of measures to increase parent participation.
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How to Create a Child Care Center Business Plan
The prospect of starting your own child care business is very exciting, but in order to properly execute on your dream, you’re going to need to put together a child care center business plan.
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Surprising Facts About Early Childhood Education Salaries
A look at the discrepancy between the importance of early childhood educators and the profession's salary.
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10 Tips for Planning a Healthy Child Care Center Menu
Nutrient-rich meals and snacks are a key part of optimal growth and development in young children.
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HiMama and The Early Childhood Leadership Conference (February 12 - 16th)
The HiMama team is very excited to be featured in this online conference focused on leadership in early childhood education.
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Designing a Toddler Daycare Schedule
One of the most important elements of a toddler daycare schedule is routine.
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Preschool Open House Ideas to Attract Families
In order to help you make the most of your preschool open house, the team at HiMama has gathered the following tips and preschool open house ideas to ensure you are prepared!
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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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Why Your Parent Sign In Sheet Should Be Digital
A digital parent sign in sheet has many advantages when compared to a typical paper-based sign in system.
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Maintaining Early Childhood Education Quality
Maintaining Early Childhood Education Quality
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Obstacles When Implementing a Curriculum for Preschool
Implementing a curriculum for preschool classrooms can be incredibly challenging to do effectively.
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7 Tips for Hiring a Preschool Teacher
Whether you’re opening a brand new preschool, or are simply looking to expand your current team, hiring a preschool teacher who is the right fit can be a challenge.
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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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Why Are Parents Demanding Highly Academic Preschool Programs?
There is a high demand for academic-focused preschool programs due to consistent and strong early childhood research in recent years.
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How to give better feedback to childcare employees
Offering constructive feedback to your child care employees is key to helping them improve their skills in the preschool classroom.
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Pros & Cons of Opening Your Own Preschool
Whether you are currently employed as an early childhood educator, or you are new to the field and interested in starting your own business, there are many factors to consider.
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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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Research behind technology in preschool settings
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.
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Educator use of technology in the classroom
The topic of technology in preschool classrooms is a highly debated issue among educators today.
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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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Best Tablets for Schools & Preschools - 2016
We've done an extensive review of tablets to come up with a list of the best devices for a classroom or preschool environment.
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How to Manage Your Center Waiting List
Here’s a look at some of the top ways to ensure the members of your waiting list stay engaged and keep looking forward to the opportunity to register their child.
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Developing an Emergency Disaster Plan for Child Care Centers
Following the terrible wildfires across Western Canada, most notably to our friends in Fort McMurray, we wanted to share some ideas for an Emergency Disaster Plan for childcare centers.
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Tips for Creating a Green Child Care Center Environment
For some parents, a child care center that is committed to protecting the environment is an important factor in their child care search.
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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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5 Child Care Marketing Strategies to Set You Apart from the Competition
Finding the right combination of child care marketing strategies can be difficult. To increase enrollment, you need to find innovative ways to market your facility and stand out from the rest.
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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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Childcare Cleaning Tips for a Healthier Center
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.
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Child Care Observation: How Much Documentation is Too Much?
It can be difficult to know exactly how much time each day you should devote to documentation as an early childhood educator.
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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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How to Make Child Care Sign in More Efficient
Is your child care center currently using paper sign in and sign out sheets?
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Bringing Child Care Forms Into the Digital Age
There are hundreds of possible documents that your staff and parents must complete so your child care center has the information it needs to operate.
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Why You Should Track Daycare Meals
Tracking daycare meals not only helps you to meet regulatory and licensing requirements, but also helps guide future meal planning and increase transparency with parents.
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The Importance of Observation in Early Childhood Education
Early childhood education is not about teaching, it's about exploration and learning, and observations play an important role in meeting the needs of your young learners.
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5 Reasons to Maintain Your Daycare Website
A daycare website that is up-to-date is a must have in today's increasingly digital society.
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5 Ways to Boost Your Child Care Enrollment
Get the word out to boost enrollment in your child care center - your website, local newspapers, social media and word of mouth will all help to spread the word
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How to Create a Daycare Parent Handbook
A parent handbook is an important resource for any child care program to communicate policies and procedures and act as an ongoing reference
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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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The Value of a Parent Satisfaction Survey for Child Care Providers
There is no better way to improve the quality of your child care programs than to get feedback from parents.
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5 Ideas to Simplify the Collection of Daycare Payments
It is never fun having to chase parents to collect daycare fees, but there are some things you can do to help make fee collection easier for everyone
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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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Using Technology in Early Childhood Education
Innovations in early education can be overwhelming, but the use of technology to enable learning, support administration and improve communications can enhance the quality of child care programs
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Canada Child Care Management Software Overview
Some of the Canadian-based childcare management software options are becoming dated, however, there are some new options on the scene as well
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Early Childhood Education Assessment Tools
Assessment tools are not the ultimate answer to tracking children's development, however assessment tools can help to understand a child's relative development
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Classroom Newsletter Ideas to Keep Parents Engaged
From the basics to the more creative, here are some tips for content to include in your child care classroom or program newsletters to parents
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Top 3 Interview Questions for Daycare Workers
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
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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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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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How do we deal with employee retention in early education?
Recruiting and retaining talented educators is a real issue, but there are specific strategies and wider undertakings that can help us to take on this challenge
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Why we don’t offer free trials
Occasionally we get asked whether we offer free trials, but because of their limitations we continue to feel that we must say no.
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Differentiating your childcare center when marketing isn’t your expertise
As an administrator of an early childhood organization you are likely an expert in early learning, not marketing. So how can you increase your center’s visibility without spending thousands?
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Choosing the right tablet for your child care and early learning programs
Size, battery life and camera specifications are important when choosing a tablet
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Closing the gap between your philosophy and your communications
If you provide individualized attention, then you should provide individualized communications.
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Privacy, staff motivation and data retention some things to consider
Webcams can create a stressful environment; why HiMama is different
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Smartphones increasingly important communication tool for today's parents
Go mobile with HiMama to make it easier for parents to record, share and relive