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Ever have trouble logging in to our webinars? Here’s help!

From time to time, we receive emails from confused webinar-goers who have trouble logging in to our webinars. First, please know we are sorry for any inconvenience you might have experienced. While webinars should be easy and trouble-free, there's a lot of technology involved in the execution of webinars. Here's some information that might help

Apps for Early Childhood Educators: Intention the heart of the product AND the users

By Fran Simon, M.Ed. When it comes to family communication and documentation in early childhood programs, I believe it is quality, not quantity that makes a difference. Educators' deep reflections about their students' learning, their interactions with the world and people around them, rather than constant updates about routines are often much more impactful for

Urgent: Help families at the border with basic necessities

Every morning, when I open my email box, I read Exchange EveryDay, a publication of Child Care Information Exchange and Exchange Press. I learn something interesting or important every morning. Today I learned about how Bright Horizons Family Foundation Bright Spaces supports a Bright Space at the Humanitarian Respite Center (HRC) in McAllen, Texas. This

How Pedagogical Documentation Chronicles Children’s Developmental Journeys

6/24/2019 In a piece published today in The Conversation, researcher Mary Elizabeth Picher describes how pedagogical documentation connects children's development to home and classroom learning. Picher's research has centered around "how and why documentation itself is a critical component of early childhood learning and development and a cornerstone of Ontario’s play-based kindergarten program." She also

New consultants on our unique Directory of Early Childhood Experts: ECEexperts.com

If you haven't yet discovered our sister site, ECEexperts.com, you are missing another free resource that can help you sustain your organization. Early Childhood Consultants Directory is the only nationwide database of consultants who provide services to programs, associations, and vendors in the industry. It's free to search and instantly connect with experts who can

Getting Certificates on Early Childhood Investigations: It should be simple!

Actually, obtaining certificates from Early Childhood Investigations Webinars and videos is simple. It seems complex because there are three options! If you've ever logged into our webinars or watched our recorded webinars, you know that in the beginning know I blather on for exactly 8 minutes about all the housekeeping items related to participating in the

Answers: Marketing Basics for Consultants Who Serve the Early Education Industry

Click here to watch the recording Marketing Basics for Consultants Hey, colleagues! As you may or may not know, on July 14, 2017, I  (Fran Simon, that's me) hosted a webinar for consultants: Marketing Basics for Consultants Serving Early Education. As you can see and hear in the recording of the webinar, many

How can we be leaders for children? By Guest Blogger, Judy Jablon

How can we be leaders for children? by Judy Jablon Author, Consultant, Founder of Leading for Children I'm convinced that the greatest gift we, as educators, can give young children is to empower them to take charge of their own lives and to help them become curious, thinking, competent people. To create the next generation

New cool functions for profiles on Early Childhood Investigations Consulting Directory

ECEexperts.com is growing! Site visitors are searching and contacting consultants, site traffic is growing and new consultants join every day. The system is turning out to be very robust. This week we are proud to announce new functions and enhanced elements to help consultants' and organizations' profile even more interactive. For Consultants and Organizations Now,

Top Ten Tips for Tip-Top Profiles on ECEexperts.com

Have you heard about our newest services, Early Childhood Investigations Consultants Directory, or ECEexperts.com ?  It's a professional meeting place where organizations searching for consultants can find them by searching for free, and where experts can add a profile about their services for a modest subscription fee. This post is for consultants who have already