There are quite a few international organizations that work with children and families from all around the world. These organizations have done their fair share in helping children around the world and we know this as we can read it on social media, news and any other information hub. My three top organizations would be: … Continue reading Roles in the ECE Community: Internationally
AECEA – Association of Early Educators of Alberta AECEA is the voice of early childhood educators in advocating for higher educational standards, better wages, and working conditions, and comprehensive system supports. Their mission is to transform Alberta’s early learning and child care workforce into a recognized profession. For me, it is imperative that educators get … Continue reading Roles in the ECE: Federal/National
Finding the perfect organization is always hard. Finding an organizaion where your passion shines through – easy =) I spend a few hours reading through a few sites of local, state, national, and international early childhood organizations, agencies, and communities of practice. There are a lot of organizations out there that offer help for the … Continue reading Roles in the ECE community!
What???? It's that time of my program where I get both nervous AND excited as I enter the last term for my master's degree!!!! Isn't it strange that I started two years ago nervous and excited, and I'll be finishing nervous and excited. I have learned soooooo much during the last two years. Here's to … Continue reading The Beginning of the End…
From the beginning, I have had the opportunity to interact with my colleague to go deeper into and beyond the course content. When we engage in thoughtful dialogue, asking for feedback, and sharing insights, we continue to strengthen the bonds of a collaborative learning community. All these experiences have enriched my learning throughout this course … Continue reading Final week: Impacts and Hopes
Children across the globe have many challenges. Biased gender roles, early sexualization, being labeled with disabilities, different social expectations, just plain life these days. If we look further, there are many underlying contexts of poverty, war, terrorism, abuse, and other forms of trauma that put children even more at risk to not develop physically, emotionally … Continue reading Impacts on Early Emotional Development
A topic that would make my grandparents bend their heads in shame. What has become of this world and where is it going!!! The stories shared in the article "So Sexy, So Soon" frightens me: A four-year-old girl, in the dramatic play area of her preschool, begins swaying her hips and singing, "Baby, I'm your … Continue reading Sexualization of early childhood
Throughout our lives, we go through multiple stages. Normal stages. Or so we think. Throughout this course, I have learned about child development, family systems, and the significant influences adult relationships have on children’s social, emotional, and cognitive growth and the forming of social identities. I have also learned about classism, racism, gender stereotyping and … Continue reading WK5 – Evaluating Impacts on Professional Practice
Observation is one of the greatest tools we can use to deepen our understanding of mindful communication, strategies that work and others that don't. Communication exists in every profession and every personal relationship. The challenges of communication are even greater. Thus, making observation the key to understand. I was on the train home during the … Continue reading Observing Communication!
Creating a learning environment that reflects the diversity of the children and families with whom I work, would be a more well-planned time taker than just using one evening making a blog post. It is vital for home care centers to expand and deepen our understandings and respect for diversity, but also to promote strong … Continue reading Creating Affirming Environments