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19 08, 2019

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

19 07, 2019

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

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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

11 07, 2019

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

8 07, 2019

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

24 06, 2019

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

16 04, 2019

Q&A from: Making Lemonade: Teaching Young Children to Think Optimistically, by Derry Koralek and Laura J. Colker

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We were fortunate to have Derry Koralek and Laura J. Colker present a webinar based on their book Making Lemonade: Teaching Young Children to Think Optimistically on April 10, 2019. Many of the participants had questions that we were unable to ask the presenters.  They were kind enough to answer them and they are posted

5 03, 2019

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

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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

25 02, 2019

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

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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

23 04, 2018

Q&A from: Respectful Discipline for Toddlers & Twos: The Administrator’s Role in Setting Expectations, by Ruth Anne Hammond

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We were fortunate to have Ruth Anne Hammond present a webinar  about Respectful Discipline for Toddlers & Twos on February 22, 2017. Many of the participants had questions that we were unable to ask the presenter.  She was kind enough to answer them and they are posted below.  Here is a link to the recording: 

5 04, 2018

THE DETAILS YOU NEED ABOUT CERTIFICATES AND RECORDINGS

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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