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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.

Manage a Business or Start Your Own: Which Career Path Fits You Best?

Jan 4, 2019 1:40:46 PM

You don't need an university degree to successfully manage a team, or start your own business.

The world is full of incredibly successful CEOs and entrepreneurs who never attended or finished university, but still managed to build incredible empires.

Apple mastermind, Steve Jobs; legendary Vogue editor, Anna Wintour; culinary superstar, Rachel Ray (she didn't even have formal cooking training).

And let's not forget billionaire founder of the Virgin Group, Richard Branson...these are just a few examples of brilliant business leaders who never earned business degrees.

Early Childhood Education Training: 5 Smart Ways to Handle "Helicopter" Parents

Dec 27, 2018 3:15:00 PM

Is it possible to care for your kids too much? At what point does "helping" and "supporting" turn into "overbearing" and "smothering"?

This is a question you'll find yourself pondering quite often as an early childhood educator (ECE). Or, maybe you're a parent, and have already wondered how much is too much, when it comes to helping your own kids learn and grow.

We're talking about the phenomenon called "helicopter" parenting. In a nutshell, helicopter parents are overly focussed on their children. They "hover" over their every move, and take too much responsibility for their child's failures and successes.

Starting an Import/Export Career: Training & First Steps for Beginners

Dec 17, 2018 1:25:12 PM

Updated November, 2020

Walk into any store (online or in-person), and chances are, you'll find products from all over the world.

Whether you're looking at food, clothing, car parts, or electronics, many of the things we buy here in Canada were brought in from foreign markets, by import/export specialists.

Globalization and international transportation networks have made it easier than ever to move products across borders and overseas.

Sustainable Architecture: 4 Popular Green Energy Sources for Buildings

Dec 6, 2018 3:52:19 PM

Sustainable architecture is all about finding better ways to construct buildings so their environmental impact is as small as possible. It's about innovation, creativity, technology, and a total commitment to sustainability.

But there are others good reasons to go green. Buildings that happily co-exist with nature are often cheaper to run—a major bonus for clients who want to save costs over the long-term, while staying true to their eco values.

Early Childhood Education: Amazing Things Babies Learn by Age One

Nov 25, 2018 3:30:47 PM

Why is the first year of life so important for childhood learning and development? What's going in a baby's brain and body, during those pivotal 12 months?

If you're planning to work in early childhood education, know that you'll be caring for humans at a key stage in their physical, emotional, and intellectual development.

You'll have a front-row seat to the incredible changes that take place as newborns become toddlers. And you'll see how much your teaching impacts their development, as they tackle the challenges of growing up.

7 Signs You'd Make an Excellent Manager After Business College

Nov 16, 2018 12:30:13 PM

Not everyone is cut out for management. Anyone who's worked under a difficult supervisor, or unfair manager, knows this all too well.

Whether you're supervising one or two people, or in charge of a large team—it takes a very special skillset to truly lead other people without driving them (and yourself) crazy.

Have your sights set on a management role after business college? For you, does success mean climbing the corporate ladder, being in charge of others, making the big decisions...and bringing home the bigger paycheck?

Or, would you be way better off staying part of the team?

8 Ways to Know You're Destined for a Career in Interior Design

Nov 8, 2018 2:06:24 PM

Full disclosure: We don't have a crystal ball or time machine, so we can't be completely certain which career you are destined to choose.

However, we do know students pretty well. We've spent the last 55 years helping people choose the right diploma programs.

So we know a thing or two about career guidance, and selecting the program that best matches your natural skills and professional goals.

Want to know if an interior design career is in your future?

Should You do Marketing After Your Business Diploma?

Oct 29, 2018 1:41:59 PM

Some might say there's never been a better time to start a marketing career. And this is mainly because the internet has completely transformed the marketing industry, and opened up all kinds of new jobs and opportunities in this field.

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

Sep 28, 2018 12:19:13 PM

Updated January 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.

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