All Ece-training Posts

How to Become an Early Childhood Educator in Quebec

Oct 19, 2021 9:59:41 AM

If you’re passionate about helping young kids explore, learn, and realize their potential, you’re wise to be looking into a career as an early childhood educator (ECE).

ECE Training: How to Manage a Really Busy Daycare (& Still Have Fun!)

Jan 25, 2019 2:30:18 PM

If you've ever spent time with toddlers, you know how high-energy these tiny humans can be! And how quickly smiles can turn to tears when nap time is delayed, a favourite toy goes astray, or the little one starts missing mum.

To say babies and small children are unpredictable would be a major understatement. But if working as an early childhood educator (ECE) is your true calling, you're up for the challenge.

Top 10 Skills You'll Learn in Early Childhood Education Courses

Sep 28, 2018 12:19:13 PM

Updated June, 2021.

Love the idea of working with young children, and considering taking early childhood education (ECE) training? Welcome! You've come to the right place.

In this post, we're breaking down the core elements of a quality ECE program.  We want you to understand what is taught in class, and which skills you'll graduate with, so you can know for sure whether this training is right for you.

So, let's get down to it. Exactly what will you learn in early childhood education courses?

What knowledge and experience will you gain, which will help you either start your own daycare, or land a great position at an established daycare or preschool?

These are the top 10 ECE skills you can expect to cover during your diploma.

Your Top 5 Goals as an Early Childhood Educator: Inspiration for New ECE Students

Jun 18, 2018 2:01:13 PM

Updated June, 2021.

What's your role as an early childhood educator? Exactly how big an impact will you have on young children's lives?

Building Trust with Young Children: 3 Key Skills for Early Childhood Educators

Feb 26, 2018 9:54:10 AM

"Every child deserves a champion – an adult who will never give up on them, who understands the power of connection and insists that they become the best that they can possibly be."

Wise words from 40-year veteran teacher, TED talk speaker, and professional development coach, Rita F. Pierson.

Truly connecting with, and championing your students, requires one very important, key ingredient: trust. Without trust, there can be no respect, no nurturing, no safe space in which to grow and learn.

Teaching Teamwork in Early Childhood Education: 3 Ways to Get Kids Working Together

Oct 3, 2017 8:49:59 AM

Collaboration doesn't always come naturally to children (or adults, for that matter!). But that's what the pre-school or daycare classroom is really all about: teaching kids how to learn those communication and teamwork skills that each of us needs to thrive, both in school and in life.

ECE Training: 3 Signs a Child in Your Class has Dyslexia

Jul 13, 2017 10:05:46 AM

Dyslexia is a learning disability (LD) that makes it difficult to read, write, and speak accurately and fluently. Some estimates suggest as many as 15% to 20% of Canadians have dyslexia—and about 4-5 students in every classroom struggle with reading and writing.

Dyslexia is a neurological disorder. We don't understand the precise cause of it, but studies have revealed that the brains of people with dyslexia actually develop and function differently.

This learning disability equally affects people of all genders, socio-economic, and ethnic backgrounds, and is genetically inherited.

ECE Training Tips: Caring for Preschoolers with ADHD

Jun 22, 2017 11:57:55 AM

What should early childhood educators (ECEs) know about ADHD in pre-school age children?

Let's start with the fundamentals. Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is a neurological disorder that breaks down into three different categories:

1) Predominately inattentive (previously referred to as ADD)

2) Predominately hyperactive (very rare)

3) Combined (most prevalent)

According to the Centre for ADHD Awareness Canada, Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder is the most prevalent childhood mental health condition in Canada. More than 5% of all school children have ADHD.

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