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The Magic of Mother’s Day

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After a holiday like Mother’s Day, once all the hubbub has mellowed out and the cards are lined up on the window, what elements of the day stick with us as being most important? Do we regret spending too much time worrying about making the dessert when what really mattered ... Read More »

Meditation VS Detention

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Mindfulness & meditation are buzzwords becoming more and more popular in school settings, especially as interventions for challenging behaviours that would typically send a student to detention. Although they can sound like elusive or lofty concepts, you don’t need to be a yogi or expert mediator to bring these practices ... Read More »

Mix it Up with Movement Stories

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You have your kids seated for story time, their hands are criss-cross applesauced in their lap and two pages in they’re wide-eyed with wonder. By the fifth page, that wonder wanders and now you’re spending more time redirecting than telling a story. What happened? Story time became boring, but here’s ... Read More »

Encouraging Polite Behavior

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These skills are important because they teach your child how to express themselves and connect with others on an emotional, respectful level. Here are some tips for adults to guide child behavior in a polite and kind way. Be aware of your language. Children are always listening, even when we ... Read More »

Social Media for Your Daycare Business

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Many ECEs are hesitant to employ social media in the daycare classroom. There are concerns about privacy, finding the time and negative feedback. ECE Debbi Sluys is a childcare center director and firmly believes that with the right policies, transparent communication and 10-15 minutes a day, ECEs should use social ... Read More »