Dollar Store Favorites
ChildCare Inspirations
by Tina
4M ago
We decided to do something nice and light this time for you. Shirley, Robin and I talk about our best dollar store finds and the not so best. Who would have thought we would have a 30 minutes discussion on things we buy at the dollar store!? We do talk about what we use these materials for too. So get ready to break open the piggy bank and head to a dollar store near you ..read more
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Professional Friendships
ChildCare Inspirations
by Tina
5M ago
Join Diane Kashin and I as we discuss the value and meaning of building professional friendships as early childhood educators. I met my bet friend through this amazing profession! Listen in on our stories and Diane's passion about professional friendships. Let's connect ..read more
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Feeling Seen with Dr. Jody Carrington
ChildCare Inspirations
by Tina
10M ago
It has been a very difficult couple years for many early childhood educators. We understand the struggle that we are all facing right now in our profession. So, it's time to inspire and let you know that YOU ARE SEEN! Here to help us spread that inspiration is the wonderful Dr. Jody Carrington! Even other professionals value the work we do! Let's reconnect and help each other feel seen ..read more
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Reflecting on Technology in Child Care
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by Tina
11M ago
Technology is here to stay my friends. Whether we like it or not...children use technology on a daily basis. So, how can we be intentional in our early childhood practices when we bring in technology as a way to connect and help children explore and express their curiosity? Join Robin, Veronica and I as we share some different perspectives about technology with young children and how we can integrate technology effectively to build relationships, help children communicate and go beyond "Zombie screen time ..read more
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Value of Education to an Early Childhood Educator
ChildCare Inspirations
by Tina
1y ago
The early childhood field is filled with educators from a variety of educational backgrounds and experiences.  What's more important? Is there more value in education or experience? What can education bring to your professional practices? Do we, as a profession, have a foundation of knowledge to enhance our reflective and professional practices to provide optimal care to the children and families we serve? Join Shirley, Dawn and myself as we discuss our personal journeys as early childhood educators and the impact that our education has had on our professional practices.  ..read more
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Passion of Storytelling
ChildCare Inspirations
by Tina
1y ago
We're back! And we're kicking of 2023 with a topic that Shirley, Robin and I all love...storytelling! Books, books and more books! Join us as we discuss our favourite early learning books, our favourite strategies to get children engaged and excited about reading and just some plain old fun conversations about early literacy! What's your favourite children's book? What secret strategy do you have up your sleeve to share the love of reading with children ..read more
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Our Words Matter: Professional Language in Child Care
ChildCare Inspirations
by Tina
1y ago
The terms we use to place value and professionalism in the early learning and child care sector are important! From terms like 'kids vs. children', or 'academy/daycare to child care'. Join Robin and I as we chat about how our language use has changed both personally and globally in the early childhood sector, and how it values what we do as early childhood educators ..read more
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Let's Talk Families and Literacy!
ChildCare Inspirations
by Tina
2y ago
Literacy isn't limited to just the early childhood environment. Families have a huge parent in literacy!! Join me and Kim Chung, from Centre for Family Literacy and Elizabeth Robinson, from ABC Life Literacy Canada,  as we chat about the importance of early literacy - with families! It takes a community of support to raise children - let's do this together ..read more
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Reflections of Inspirational Moments as Educators
ChildCare Inspirations
by Tina
2y ago
Do you remember the moment you decided "This is the career for me?" The moments that made you tear up in joy from the positive and memorable impact you have on children and their families? We do! Listen in with Shirley, Robin and I, as we share our stories of inspiration and reflect on what being an early childhood educator is all about! Let's connect, share...cry and laugh...as we share our stories of inspiration ..read more
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Reflecting on Celebrations with an Anti-Biased Approach
ChildCare Inspirations
by Tina
2y ago
Time to take out our reflection journals as we discuss the anti-biased approach. Join Shirly, Robin and myself as we share our journeys and practices with you to help inspire you to embrace an inclusive and anti-biased approach in caring for our little ones. Here are the links we mention in our discussion!  Reflecting on Anti-bias Education in Action: The Early Years: A Film by Debbie LeeKeenan, John Nimmo, Filiz Efe McKinney NERD_0222 Holidays And Anti-Bias Work: That Early Childhood Nerd ..read more
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