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
How can ratings systems potentially work against play-based and social-emotional learning? Shanda challenges center directors to be willing to take a lower star rating in order to meet the needs of your children at the time.
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.
#66: Chanie Wilschanski returns to discuss her work with 'The School Culture Model'. Chanie presents concrete ideas for how to effectively motivate early childhood professionals in team meetings and in the classroom.
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?
#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,
Leading is a life long process of learning new skills and understanding the needs of your team. Our guest Patti Clark, VP of Product Development for Lakeshore Learning shares her tips and advice with us on this episode of the Preschool Podcast
Preschool, child care, day care, early childhood education - whatever you prefer to call it - is a sector that is getting a lot of attention at the provincial and federal levels here in Canada. Learn more about Canada's vision for universal child care.
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!