Tag: Quality Practice

Settling children back into your learning service after lockdown

Settling back into your learning service Having a strategy and procedures in place for transitioning children (and their families) back into your learning environment is of utmost importance right now. In New Zealand, schools and early learning services have opened...

/ May 26, 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

Preparing for and teaching through COVID-19

In Sauquoit New York, nestled on acres of land sits an enchanting place where children spend their days being outside and in touch with the natural world. Young Einsteins is a haven where children are given the opportunity to garden,...

/ April 1, 2020
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Rethinking practice and caring in new ways – supporting ECE services through Covid-19

This is an unprecedented time in the ECE profession. Individuals, managers and owners/operators are faced with conflicting pressures: Ethically what’s my/our responsibility to flatten the curve and help care for our society? What will the government mandate around closures and...

/ March 17, 2020

You do not fit the child into the theory

The word theory has its roots in ancient Greek, basically meaning a view, a notion or contemplation.  In the domain of early childhood education, theories are the overarching ideas that influence our pedagogical practices, and each theory or theorist has...

/ September 12, 2019

Welcoming New Families to Your Service

Welcoming New Families to Your Learning Service Choosing an early childhood service is a significant decision for most parents of young children. Having strategies to make new families feel welcome and included is so important. Here are some tried and tested...

/ August 2, 2019

What does it mean to be a Reggio Emilia inspired early learning service?

What does it mean to be a Reggio Emilia inspired early learning service? You do not need to look hard to find early learning services aligning their programs and practices with the Reggio Emilia educational project. Early learning services often...

/ July 16, 2019

Sustainability tips for ECE leaders

Currently, we are over-using the earth, and that’s a worry. Our buy now, think later mindset is creating a world where we will shortly start to run out of resources. Role modeling is a very effective teaching strategy and one...

/ July 15, 2018

RIE – Respectful care with infants

   “The application of Emmi Pikler’s respectful and affectionate image of the baby has helped babies to develop well, and adults to change their internal representations of the baby’s capacities and their role as care providers.”   (Introducing the Piklerian Developmental...

/ February 4, 2018

Kaitiakitanga: Children as Champions of Nature, for Nature

Kaitiakitanga: Children as Champions of Nature, for Nature By: Brigitte Alamani (Head Teacher | Daisies Early Education and Care Centre) Background Daisies is a family owned long-day education and care centre in Johnsonville, Wellington, that is licensed for 30 children...

/ January 7, 2018