Early Childhood Education

Skills developed in Early Childhood Education

In our first practicum, which was earlier in the program, we gained experience applying the skills and techniques learned in class to the job site. These skills and techniques had been mainly theoretical up until our first practicum.

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Scheduling Normalcy

COVID-19 altered our daily life. Every day feels like a never-ending Saturday. By creating a schedule, I’m able to maintain “normalcy” in my days.

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From Classroom to Chatroom

This is a different and difficult situation we are all forced to live in right now. It is out of our hands and although we are supposed to stay inside our homes due to health recommendations, we are encouraged to continue with our daily routines. That helps bring a sense of normality to our day-to-day…

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How I found my calling as an Early Childhood Educator

Since I was young, I’ve enjoyed taking care of younger children. It began when my baby sister was born. I would insist on changing her diapers and feeding and bathing her. As she was growing up, I played “babysitting” with her and her friends and my love for helping and taking care of children continued to grow.

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Life after graduating from Early Childhood Education – Post-Basic

My name is Sammi and my college journey with Stenberg began in March 2018 with the Early Childhood Education (ECE) program. After graduating from this program as Valedictorian, I still had a strong desire to learn and decided to continue my education. I began the Early Childhood Education-Post Basic (ECE-PB) program at Stenberg in March…

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Why I Chose to Become an Early Childhood Educator

Like some of you, I was in a career I didn’t enjoy. I found the work unfulfilling and the environment toxic. Some days, my husband had to push me out of the house to go to work. So, I began thinking about changing careers. After some self-reflection, talking to a counsellor, and observing the teachers…

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3 Things I Learned From the Early Childhood Education Program

Since starting the Early Childhood Education (ECE) program in January, I learned more things than I could’ve ever fathomed. Our instructors, Jill Hammer and Miss Pat Bates have been so supportive throughout the course; they are our pillars of strength on the personal front. In every class, they demonstrated how the first five years are…

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7 ways you can make group work easier

My first group project in the Early Childhood Educator program was about building my dream daycare. I had already started to design the daycare in my mind before my instructor informed the class that it will be a group project. I was new in the program at that moment and hadn’t interacted much with my…

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Meet Parinaaz – Early Childhood Education Student Blogger

“I am a young girl who has travelled a thousand miles in order to find herself…but I am not the only one; I am just like all other international students who leave their families behind for better education and career opportunities.”

Parinaaz Waraich is taking the Early Childhood Educator program at Stenberg College. Read her story…

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Reflecting

As my second practicum starts to come to a close I have been reflecting on all that I have done and learned since I started the ECE program last year.

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