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25 08, 2015

Q&A from: ECE Program Quality: Your Leadership Role in Pushing the Boundaries, by Laura Henry

By |August 25th, 2015|blog|0 Comments

We were fortunate to have Laura Henry present a webinar  about ECE Program Quality: Your Leadership Role in Pushing the Boundaries on June 10, 2015. Many of the participants had questions that we were unable to ask Laura.  She was kind enough to answer them and they are posted below.  Here is a link to the recording:  ECE […]

14 08, 2015

The Eight Qualities You Need To Be a True Early Childhood Leader

By |August 14th, 2015|blog|0 Comments

By Guest Blogger, Jennifer Carsen

Whether you’re an ECE program leader or staff member, you may see yourself as an agent for change who views high-quality early childhood programs as an antidote to economic and social injustice. We hope so, anyway!

In order to position yourself effectively in this role, says Maurice Sykes, you must be open […]

17 07, 2015

3 ECE Hiring Mistakes You’re Probably Making

By |July 17th, 2015|blog|0 Comments

By Guest Blogger, Jennifer Carsen

Finding and keeping good teachers – it’s a classic source of frustration in ECE. And it’s no surprise. Early childhood is a demanding field that doesn’t pay nearly as much as it should. But have you ever considered that you may be the source of some of your hiring woes?

No, really!

I […]

7 07, 2015

We (finally) have mobile devices (iPads, Tablets) in our program! Now what?

By |July 7th, 2015|blog|0 Comments

By Fran Simon, M.Ed.

As a Co-Author (with Karen Nemeth) of  Digital Decisions: Choosing the Right Technology for Early Childhood Education, I’m often asked how to get started using iPads and other mobile devices in early childhood classrooms. I recently addressed one of those questions in an online community, and I thought the response might be […]

17 06, 2015

Digi-engagement with families in early childhood: Connecting the way they connect, by Jennifer Carsen, Guest Blogger

By |June 17th, 2015|blog|0 Comments

Guest post by Jennifer Carsen
Chief Chickie
Day Care in Demand
Pre-Internet, family engagement was a matter of encouraging the families of children enrolled in your program to come to you to participate—literally. If a parent was unable to come to school for student activities, there wasn’t a lot you could do about it!

But now, in our hyper-connected […]

26 05, 2015

Q&A from: Promoting Executive Function Life Skills in Early Childhood- Resources and Tools from Mind in the Making, by Ellen Galinsky

By |May 26th, 2015|blog|0 Comments

We were fortunate to have Ellen Galinsky present a webinar  about Promoting Executive Function Life Skills in Early Childhood on April 22, 2015. Many of the participants had questions that we were unable to ask Ellen.  She was kind enough to answer them and they are posted below.  Here is a link to the recording:  Promoting Executive […]

20 05, 2015

Are You Ready To Lead?

By |May 20th, 2015|blog|0 Comments

By Guest Blogger, Jennifer Carsen
Chief Chickie, Daycare in Demand
It is no surprise that most ECE professionals are drawn to the work because of the children—the ability to positively influence young minds and lives during those first few crucial years. A strong affinity for working with children, however, doesn’t always (or even often) translate into innate […]

2 04, 2015

Questions about Autism/ASD? Q and A from Autism Spectrum Disorders in the Early Childhood Setting, by Michael A. Assel, Ph.D.

By |April 2nd, 2015|blog|18 Comments

We were fortunate to have Michael Assel, Ph.D present a webinar  about Autism Spectrum Disorder in ECE settings on March 25, 2015. Many of the participants had questions that we were unable to ask Dr. Assell.  He was kind enough to answer them and they are posted below. Link to the recording of the webinar, […]

15 10, 2012

Conducting Webinars to Engage: The Good, The Bad, and The UGLY! (Redux)

By |October 15th, 2012|blog|0 Comments

You’ve probably attended a webinar or two along the way in your career. If you’ve had good experiences, you may have thought: “I can do that!” You’re right, you can! Webinars are great for business of all kinds, but there are some important things to consider before you jump in.

Over the past 10 years […]

7 05, 2012

Mentoring: A Journey, Not a Destination

By |May 7th, 2012|blog|0 Comments

 

Marietta loves her job.  She is an enthusiastic and dynamic Director for a very successful child care program. Her colleagues, the staff and the families in the center consider her to be an exceptional leader. Each year, she devotes hundreds of hours per year to providing mentorship and professional guidance to staff members and peers. […]