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Early Childhood Education

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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Off-Campus Class: Pros and Cons

One thing that differentiates the Early Childhood Education (ECE) class from the rest of the programs at Stenberg College is the fact that our class is held off-campus. There are many advantages and a few disadvantages to the way this is set up. One of the great things is that because our class is in the same place each day,…
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Observe and Report

A large part of being an ECE is observing children and recording and assessing what we see.  Throughout the Early Childhood Education program we go out on observation multiple times in different childcare settings and use the skills we have acquired in class out in the field. This past month we spent 50+ hours in the field observing, at a center…
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Projects, Projects, Projects

In every module of Stenberg’s Early Childhood Education program we always have at least one major assignment or project. So far we have created our ‘dream child care center’ and developed and executed activities that would benefit a child’s S.P.I.C.E. development, which were both group projects. Our first major assignment was to create our ‘dream child care center’. We were given…
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The Start of Something New

Making the transition back into full-time school after being in the workforce for several years was both exciting and nerve-wracking. I was ready to take my next step towards a career that I was passionate about but I was also nervous about the process of getting there.
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Meet Megan – Early Childhood Education Student Blogger

Hi! My name is Megan, and I’m a Stenberg College’s Early Childhood Education student. Working with children has been a part of my life since I was really just a child myself. I was a competitive dancer from the age of six until I was nineteen years old, and being a part of a studio was just like being a…
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How Early Childhood Educators Encourage Compassion in Children

Facilitating the emotional development of children is a key aspect of early childhood education, and one of the most important elements of this is helping children to develop a sense of morality and compassion for others. Many people believe that preschool children do not have the cognitive ability to be concerned with anyone other than themselves. However, research has indicated…
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Help Children Overcome Shyness with Early Childhood Education Training

Everyone feels shy from time to time. In fact, 40 per cent of children experience some shyness. Feeling shy is normal, and usually doesn’t cause any problems with a child’s development. For some kids, though, shyness can prevent them from participating in class, making new friends, and taking part in activities like drama, sports, and music. However, with the help…
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