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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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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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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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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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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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My Future

What does the future holds for me? Well, I worked very hard for my ECE Diploma and I think we (and by we I’m referring to me and all my classmates) all did worked very hard to accomplish our goal. To finish our ECE and we did! For me it was a great accomplishment. I couldn’t believe that I actually…
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Career Strategies Course

Career strategies is, at the time I took my ECE, the last subject we have to do in conjunction with practicums or while finishing resources. In this course they taught us how to prepare a resume  and a cover letter. You could either work with one you already have and updated it as if you already finished you ECE or…
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