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March 7, 2018
The Top Education Podcasts - 2018
Find your next favorite education podcast!
March 2, 2018
How To Identify Stress in a Child
First identify if an issue is present, then work to resolve
February 17, 2017
What are Early Learning Outcomes?
Cognitive development is an important outcome in preschool
February 26, 2018
Setting Routines for Happy Healthy Kids
The tactics parents need!
February 9, 2018
How Child Care Centers Manage Allergies
Staff work hard to prevent reactions by keeping careful tabs on the lunch and snack table
February 19, 2018
4 Sensory Snow Activities to Try
Nature's unlimited school supply!
February 6, 2018
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.
January 29, 2018
What We Are Reading This Week: January 29
Your Weekly Early Education News from around the U.S, Canada and abroad
January 30, 2018
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.
January 24, 2018
Examples of Parent Communication From Teachers
How do you communicate with parents?
January 22, 2018
What We Are Reading This Week: January 22
Your Weekly Early Education News from around the U.S, Canada and abroad
January 16, 2018
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.
January 9, 2017
What We Are Reading This Week: January 9
Your Weekly Early Education News from around the U.S, Canada and abroad
December 26, 2017
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.
December 12, 2017
8 Tips for Putting on Snowsuits Without a Fight
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.
December 4, 2017
Holiday Gifts Teachers Actually Want
The holiday season is upon us, and many parents will find themselves wondering, “What kind of holiday gift does my child’s teacher really want?”
November 29, 2017
Intentional Whole Child Development with Educators and Parents
How can we give children space to learn and support parents in approaching early education with spaciousness?
November 9, 2017
Best Child Care Centers in Austin
Research is key to understanding your options and narrowing down the best preschool for your child.
November 8, 2017
How social-emotional learning helps children with anxiety
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?
October 31, 2017
5 Thanksgiving Crafts for Preschoolers
Turkey time is just around the corner, and the Thanksgiving holiday offers educators a great opportunity to not only create fun Thanksgiving crafts for preschoolers in their classroom, but also talk about the meaning behind the occasion.
September 26, 2017
Scaffolding and Discipline Without Punishment
A huge percentage of the time, punishment is found to be a significant developmental problem for children long term. Punishment is damaging to children. How can we train children to have better behaviours without punishing them?
September 26, 2017
Creative Expression Activities for Preschoolers
Providing the opportunity for creative expression is essential to encourage preschoolers to think critically about the world around them and express their feelings and thoughts through art, music, creative play, movement and writing.
September 12, 2017
Tech in the Early Years: Attitudes and intentionality
#61: Ron chats with Chip Donohue, Director, Technology in Early Childhood Center about intentionality and digital media use. Specifically, Donohue explores why while there can be systemic challenges to technology use in education and in our own families,
August 28, 2017
6 Preschool Field Trip Ideas
Field trips are an amazing way to provide children with novel learning experiences. Here's a list of our favourites!
August 22, 2017
Rudolf Steiner's Waldorf curriculum
Learn more about the Waldorf curriculum from the CEO of Little Lions Waldorf, one of the leading centers of the method in Ontario. . .
August 14, 2017
The Preschool Name Generator!
What should you name your daycare? Generate a name and logo with our amazing child care center name generator!
August 1, 2017
Circle of Security and Attachment Theory
Babies use their relationship with their primary caregiver to create expectations about how they relate to others. Listen to this episode to learn about attachment styles and how you can create a nourishing emotional environment for babies!
July 31, 2017
3 Adaptive Skills Activities for Toddlers
Before preschool, toddlers have to acquire certain skills in order to care for themselves and be self-sufficient in their daily routines. We've put together three activities to promote adaptive skills in toddlers.
July 25, 2017
Improv-based play support for challenging behavior in children
Many teachers struggle with challenging behavior. In fact studies have shown than 10-30% of children display challenging behavior in the classroom. Listen to this episode to learn how improv can help!
July 25, 2017
Bullying: It Starts in Preschool
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.
July 10, 2017
Preschool Application Questions to Ask Prospective Parents & Families
Relationships are everything in ECE. As a preschool operator, you may be wondering which types of questions you should ask prospective families to ensure that they will be a good fit for your center
June 12, 2017
What is the Importance of Sensory Play?
In this blog post, we’ll take a look at why sensory play is essential for developing physical, social, cognitive and many other skills in toddlers.
June 6, 2017
The science behind sleep and brain development in the formative years
This is a transcript of the Preschool Podcast, episode #47 - "The science behind sleep and brain development in the formative years”
May 29, 2017
HiMama Celebrates 100 Million Moments Connecting Parents with Children
HiMama childcare app helps preschools connect working parents with their children during the day!
May 30, 2017
Supporting men in childcare
On episode 46 of the Preschool Podcast, we talk about supporting men in childcare with Soren Gall, founder of Men in Childcare Colorado.
April 11, 2017
Building Resiliency in Early Childhood
What it is and how resiliency can be fostered in the early childhood setting.
March 28, 2017
The Power of Mindfulness in the Classroom
What it is and how it can be applied to early childhood.
March 23, 2017
Hands-On Preschool Number Activities
Preschool number activities can go beyond the traditional worksheets and flashcards we are familiar with.
March 20, 2017
7 Transportation Activities For Preschoolers
Transportation and things that move are a highly interesting topic for toddlers.
March 13, 2017
Is Your Risky Play Risky Enough?
The benefits and applications of risky play inside and outside of the classroom.
February 28, 2017
Managing Challenging Behavior in Young Children Using Positive Behavior Support
Managing Challenging Behavior in Young Children Using Positive Behavior Support
January 31, 2017
Easy Preschool Crafts With Paper Plates
When coming up with new and easy preschool crafts, they must be simple to teach, align with lesson plans, be fun for children to make, and of course, require as few resources and materials as possible.
January 16, 2017
8 Creative Activities for Preschoolers
By making use of the following list of activities, parents and teachers can help build a child’s creativity skills and encourage more creative thinking in preschoolers.
January 12, 2017
Top 25 Early Childhood Education Blogs for 2017
We hope the list will help you to discover some great new resources and revisit old favorites!
January 3, 2017
The Ministry of Education's Building a Better Future
Recently, Ontario’s Ministry of Education released a discussion paper regarding the transformation of early years education and child care in Ontario.
December 20, 2016
5 Fun and Easy Preschool Winter Crafts
Winter is upon us, and you may be looking for some great indoor activities to add to your list to celebrate the season and avoid the cold weather outside! Here are some of our favorites.
November 29, 2016
Talking to Your Toddler About Their Preschool Experience
We’ve put together this blog post to offer guidance on talking to your toddler to understand how their day truly went!
November 18, 2016
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.
November 15, 2016
HiMama at the 2016 NAEYC Annual Conference for Early Childhood Education
The NAEYC conference is the largest early childhood education conference in the world that brings industry professionals, leaders and advocates together for four days of learning and fun.
November 12, 2016
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.
October 29, 2016
Play in Preschool is Invaluable for Developing Higher Level Thinking Skills
Do you daydream? Studies show that the brain is not idle during daydreaming. While imagining, the brain is actually very active.
October 7, 2016
Ideas for preschool activities
Are you looking for ideas for new and exciting preschool activities?
September 6, 2016
How to Choose a Preschool: A Guide for Parents
Knowing how to choose a preschool is important to go beyond appearances and really dig deep into how the center operates, the educators and their child care philosophies.
August 22, 2016
Preschool Activities for Learning Your Name
August and September are great months to explore new ideas for helping a preschooler to learn his or her name.
June 7, 2016
4 Simple Preschool Science Activities to Try
The following are some simple science activities ideal for introducing preschoolers to some basic science concepts.
May 3, 2016
4 Activities to Teach Responsibility in Preschoolers
From improved self-esteem and confidence to being considerate of the needs of others, responsibility is an essential trait that caregivers can help preschoolers learn to appreciate.
April 26, 2016
Preschool Activity Inspiration: Shark Tank!
Have you been looking for new activities in your child care or preschool programs to explore water, aquatic and marine life in your classroom?
March 21, 2016
6 Ways to Tell Your Child Care Provider Isn't the Right Fit
Even if initially the fit seems right, your child may struggle to respond to the environment, or other factors could have you reconsidering your choice.
March 7, 2016
Proper Use of Technology for Preschool Teachers
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?”
February 7, 2016
Toddler Nutrition: Is My Child Eating Enough At Their Child Care Center?
When first considering your child care options, it’s important that you look for a child care provider who makes weekly meal plans available to you.
January 31, 2016
7 Tips to Ease the Transition Into Child Care
Ensuring that your child is emotionally, socially and physically prepared to enter into child care can seem like a daunting task for most parents.
December 7, 2015
The 7 Greatest and Not So Great Holiday Teacher Gifts
It’s time to start crossing off those Holidays lists.
November 23, 2015
Winter Outdoor Activities for Preschoolers
Winter is a wonderland! Don't let a little snow stop you from heading outside for fresh air, physical activity, and learning about the winter season and all the magic it brings with it.
October 6, 2015
Benefits of Natural Playgrounds for Child Development
Natural playgrounds for preschools and child care programs are a growing trend for a reason - studies show that they aid children in a number of dimensions
September 8, 2015
Socialization Benefits of Early Childhood Education
Language, teamwork, sharing and respect some of the key socialization benefits of early childhood education
August 18, 2015
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
August 5, 2015
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.
July 4, 2015
Fun Math Ideas for Preschoolers
Who knew math could be fun! Try some of these ideas to help your preschoolers progress from number recognition to applying the principles of counting.
July 14, 2015
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
June 4, 2015
Simple Preschool Craft Ideas for Summer
Looking for fun crafts to add to your list of activities this summer? The common elements of great preschool craft ideas for summer are simplicity and the potential for further play and learning.
March 11, 2015
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
July 28, 2014
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.
December 12, 2013
Smartphones increasingly important communication tool for today's parents
Go mobile with HiMama to make it easier for parents to record, share and relive