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Don’t Underestimate the Power of Early Childhood Education

Date: September 2, 2014 Author: hpelc Categories: Advocacy Blogs, Centre Philosophy Blogs, Educators Blogs, Reflection Blogs

In so many ways I am a fortunate person. I have a loving and supportive family. I am building my dream by opening Handprints. I am passionate, educated, and happy. As educators, we bring this fortune into our services. We share our passion and our knowledge with young children. We hope for them to receive…

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A Sense of Wonder

Date: July 18, 2014 Author: hpelc Categories: Centre Philosophy Blogs, Educators Blogs, Reflection Blogs

  “Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away” (Anonymous; quoted from Abbey, 2012, from http://www.childcarebydesign.com.au/uploads/brenda_abbey_awe_and_wonder_article.pdf) This has been a massive week at Handprints ELC, where I found myself reflecting on this concept of wonder. There are so many moments of wonder in…

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School Readiness as a concept

Date: June 11, 2014 Author: hpelc Categories: Centre Philosophy Blogs, Educators Blogs

School Readiness at Handprints ELC Exploring the concept of school readiness in terms of families, children, educators at early education settings and schools As an educator in early education and care settings, I have always been fascinated by and read a lot into Reggio Emilia approach. I believe in viewing each child as capable, and…

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My Vision for Handprints ELC

Date: April 20, 2014 Author: hpelc Categories: Centre Philosophy Blogs, Educators Blogs, Reflection Blogs

May, 2014 A vision, an idea… the journey thus far! Last Saturday I walked across the dirt ground at 102 Warrimoo Ave, St Ives. I stood in each of the rooms, paused a moment in my office and took a deep breath. Right now, the site holds dirt, pipes and potential. Looking into the future,…

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