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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 life.   The change to…
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How I found my calling as an Early Childhood Educator

A little about me My name is Valeria “Val” Capetillo and I’m from a small town called Xalapa in the southeast of Mexico. I’m currently halfway through the Early Childhood Education program at Stenberg College but my journey with children began a few years earlier. Since I was young, I’ve enjoyed taking care of younger children. It began when my…
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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 2019 and graduated this past…
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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 at our daughter’s daycare, I…
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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 really crucial in the life…
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Free Early Childhood Education Picnic: August 11

Join us for a picnic at New Life Assembly, the childcare centre where we host our Early Childhood Education (ECE) program. You’ll be able to chat with instructors and grads to get a real idea of what the career will be like. If you’re a grad, come to catch up with your instructors! There will be games for kids and lunch is on us.
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Ebb and Flow: The journey of an ECE

Navigating the tides of change towards a new life “I worked really hard. It’s been a crazy year and unexpected challenges arose. I pushed through because I wanted to be in the classroom, and I wanted to better someone’s life.” These are the impassioned words of Amanda Petrie, a licensed Early Childhood Educator (ECE). Amanda loves her job, and finds meaning…
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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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