Friday, July 3, 2020

20 Tips for Parents From Preschool Teachers

Do ever wonder if your little child has a split personality? At school she might clean up her toys, put on her shoes, and act entirely self-sufficient at potty time. Yet at home, she may whine whenever you ask her to pick up anything, insist you join her in the bathroom whenever she has to go, and demand that you spoon-feed her dinner.


The simple reason this baffling trend: Your child tests her limits with you because she trusts you will love her no matter what. But that doesn't mean you can't borrow a few strategies from the preschool teachers' playbook to get the best from your child.

    We asked educators from around the country for their tips. Listen up and take notes!

    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.