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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!
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.
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
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.
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”
Building Resiliency in Early Childhood
What it is and how resiliency can be fostered in the early childhood setting.
The Power of Mindfulness in the Classroom
What it is and how it can be applied to early childhood.
Is Your Risky Play Risky Enough?
The benefits and applications of risky play inside and outside of the classroom.
Managing Challenging Behavior in Young Children Using Positive Behavior Support
Managing Challenging Behavior in Young Children Using Positive Behavior Support
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!
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?”
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.
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.
The 7 Greatest and Not So Great Holiday Teacher Gifts
It’s time to start crossing off those Holidays lists.
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
Socialization Benefits of Early Childhood Education
Language, teamwork, sharing and respect some of the key socialization benefits of early childhood education
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
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.
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
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
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.
Smartphones increasingly important communication tool for today's parents
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