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7 ways you can make group work easier

My first group project 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 classmates. I scanned the class quickly, trying to find familiar faces,…
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Meet Parinaaz

“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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The Challenges of Being an ECE

In every career, there are the amazing days when you feel like you are doing exactly what you should be with your life and then there is the challenging days that make you question everything; being an Early Childhood Educator (ECE) is no different.
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Practicum Prep

As a class this past week we have spent our time preparing for our first practicum, which starts on the 16th of January.
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Job Search Strategies

We have spent a majority of our time in the Early Childhood Education (ECE) program talking about building ourselves into well-rounded Early Childhood Educators and what we will do once we get out in the field. This past month we started the career search strategies course on Moodle so that we will be prepared to look for work after finishing…
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My Favourite ECE Courses (So Far)

When asked what my favourite course was so far I wasn’t sure how to answer. I have many favourite courses all for different reasons.
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Resources

Resources… One of the most useful tools but most tedious tasks in our program. In the Early Childhood Education (ECE) program we are lucky enough to be given multiple resource ideas and plans that we can create and will be able to use on practicum or throughout our time in the field. Our instructor Sharmaine gives us a number of…
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Balancing School, Work, Family and Friends

Full-time schooling can be challenging, not just because of the workload but also because of the lack of free time after school. Like most of my classmates, and I’m sure a number of the students at Stenberg, I go to school full-time, work part-time and try to find a balance in my personal life as well. At school we always…
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The Reggio Emilia Approach

In the early childhood education field there are numerous different philosophies of teaching and managing curriculum. Here at Stenberg we are taught about the Reggio Emilia approach to early childhood education. Reggio Emilia is a philosophy that started in a small town in Italy after the Second World War. The idea was that children develop their own personalities from a…
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