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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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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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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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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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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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My Practicum Experience Pt 1

One thing I’m very thankful about the practicums at Stenberg is that the school helped us out with the scheduling of the practicums. They asked us which preschools or childcares we would like to go to and they were the ones making the phone calls and finding us a place to do our practicums. I think that is very helpful,…
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The Challenges of an ECE

I think some of the challenges of ECE is just like any other job, it is getting to know the people you are going to work with and the role or duty you are going to fulfill at the preschool or childcare as a teacher. Definitely, if you work at a childcare facility where there are shifts, the more you…
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