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Early Childhood Education

Early Childhood Education 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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ECE 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. To help on our ECE Job Search we have at the end of the program a Career Search Strategies course and here are some…
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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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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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