Tuesday, April 7, 2020

Early childhood education and care (ECEC) in the US includes a wide range of part-day, full-school-day, and full-work-day programs, under educational, social welfare, and commercial auspices, funded and delivered in a variety of ways in both the public and the private sectors, designed sometimes with an emphasis on the “care” component of ECEC and at other times with stress on “education” or with equal attention to both. Although ECEC scholars and advocates are increasingly convinced of the need to integrate all these program types, categorical funding coupled with diverse societal values continue to support the differences. The result is a fragmented ECEC system, of wide-ranging quality and with skewed access, but with some movement in recent years toward the integration of early childhood education and care.



Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Benefits of an Educational Consultant

When a student has a hard time with a math function or a written passage in English, they can seek out extra help from their professors or tutors. So, if parents are having similar problems when trying to sort through the sometimes dizzying number of educational decisions for their child, they might want someone in their corner as well.

An educational consultant is an independent expert in learning that works with schools, families, and students to find the best strategy in attaining an educational or academic goal. Much like a guidance counsellor helps students sift through their options for post-secondary programs and future careers, an educational consultant assists families in deciding what their values are and what's important for them in an educational experience, and presents them with options that they believe are the best fit.