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

Q&A from: Supporting Young Children’s Creative Thinking Using Problems They Care About: Engineering Design In ECE, by Peggy Ashbrook, Carrie Lynne Draper, MEd, and Beth Van Meeteren, PhD

We were fortunate to have Peggy Ashbrook, Carrie Lynne Draper, MEd, and Beth Van Meeteren, PhD present  Supporting Young Children’s Creative Thinking Using Problems They Care About: Engineering Design In ECE on June 5, 2019. Many of the participants had questions that we were unable to ask the presenters.  They were kind enough to answer

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:

If you haven't yet discovered our sister site,, 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


Whether you watch recordings or you attend live webinars, here's what you need to know about certificates! If you have attended our webinars in the past, you know we spend A LOT of time talking about how you can obtain certificates or watch recordings. We know, it becomes redundant for those of you who attend

Unlocking Your Team’s Natural Gifts to Inspire Collective Leadership in Early Education: More insights from the authors Cassandra O’Neill, M.A. and Monica Brinkerhoff, M.S.W.

 Ouor presenters, Cassandra O’Neill, M.A. and Monica Brinkerhoff, M.S.W. sent us some additional resources from thier powerful webinar, Collective Leadership in ECE Organizations. The Guiding Principles  and Wellness Survey.  Both contain language from the following resource: Eight Dimensions of Wellness, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (2017). If you would like to learn more about

Advice and Resources That Take The Fear out of Big Body Play

Frances Carlson, professor and author of Big Body Play: Why Boisterous, Vigorous, and Very Physical Play Is Essential to Children's Development and Learning, joined us for a paradigm-shifting webinar on February 7, 2018. More than 5,000 people registered, so we know early educators are eager to learn more about making vigorous play part of their