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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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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 classmates. I scanned the class…
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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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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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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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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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What they don’t teach you in school

So the ECE Program at Stenberg College is very thorough. I think we covered exactly everything we need to be successful as an Early Childhood Educator. There is just one thing that I never thought was going to be hard to deal with was with parents or issues related with parents. We did cover a module about “Family – Teacher…
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My ECE Classmates

I think as an ECE (Early Childhood Educator), is very important to know how to work in a team. Since no matter where you work, either in a daycare, preschool, your own facility, you’re going to work with people and you’ll have to talk to people, and that means parents, co-workers, etc. So your classmates are very important (and so…
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