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Fun activities to help young children improve their communication skills from home

Developing and promoting strong communication skills is vital for young children. Your child’s nonverbal communication (such as pointing, gesturing, and facial expressions), their capacity to comprehend language, and their use of different sounds, are all precursors for speech production. They...

/ September 22, 2020

COVID-19 A Unique Opportunity

The leadership team at The Royal Children’s Hospital Melbourne Early Learning, are without a doubt feeling the impact that COVID-19 has made on educational services worldwide. They have, however, viewed the disruption with a different lens to many other learning...

/ May 21, 2020

A shift from traditional classroom settings to e-learning in Shanghai

A shift from traditional classroom settings to e-learning in Shanghai All around the world, schools are temporarily being forced to shift from traditional classroom settings to e-learning. Due to its location in Shanghai, China, the Western International School of Shanghai...

/ March 29, 2020

Encouraging a Sense of Wonder while Keeping our Distance: This is the Time to Connect to Nature

During this global pandemic crisis, staying connected is a challenge. With so many of us being asked to socially isolate – to keep our distance, we look to new technologies to maintain relationships. In these uncertain times, it is more...

/ March 24, 2020

Reggio Emilia is a place

Reggio Emilia is a place. Given that the words ‘Reggio Emilia’ often focus our attention on an approach to early childhood education, it is worth remembering that this approach to early learning that has generated so much worldwide attention, is...

/ January 24, 2020

Changing Perspectives: Viewing Documentation from a Different Lens

Changing Perspectives: Viewing Documentation from a Different Lens Dr. Diane Kashin, RECE, shares with us a personal story about changing perspectives and viewing documentation from a different lens now that she delights in her gorgeous grandson, Griffen. I originally learned...

/ November 22, 2019

Leadership is an action

Leadership is an action Working in an early learning setting can be emotionally, physically and intellectually exhausting. Educators say that they are undervalued and that their very complex work does not always attract the level of professional status that it...

/ November 20, 2019
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The Importance of Belonging

Let’s talk about the importance of belonging for those working in early childhood education.  A strong predictor of high-quality childcare is that childcare providers belong to a supportive network, whether formal or informal. This sense of belonging translates into higher...

/ October 29, 2019
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Power in Action

“Power…can be intriguing, because power can be surprisingly complex. It can be enticing because power can be seductive. But it can inspire and uplift and exalt because power can be used to help people accomplish marvellous things.” – Blaine Lee,...

/ October 29, 2019

Leadership – Communicating Your Message

Leadership – Communicating Your Message “I know you believe you understand what you think I said, but I am not sure you realize that what you heard is not what I meant!” – Anonymous Leaders have a responsibility to communicate...

/ October 29, 2019