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3rd Infants and Toddlers Conference

Date: August 22, 2019 Author: hpelc Categories: Advocacy Blogs, Centre Philosophy Blogs, Educators Blogs, Teamwork Blogs

By Alex Crosby On Friday 19th and Saturday 20th July, Julia, Nikki, Alicia, Cass and Myself attended the Macquarie University Infants and Toddlers conference. This year, we had 3 presentations across the 2-day schedule to present based on elements of our program that promoted 0-3-year-old children as competent, capable and able to make meaningful decisions within…

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Cultural Celebrations in Early Childhood

Date: May 9, 2019 Author: hpelc Categories: Centre Philosophy Blogs, Educators Blogs, Parenting Blogs, Reflection Blogs, Teamwork Blogs

By Alex Crosby – St Ives Centre Director   Within the early childhood setting, we have many different elements that make up our educational program for the children. We explore subjects such as social skills, emotional regulation, literacy, numeracy, scientific and mathematical concepts and of course, cultural events. These cultural events are important for children…

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How Do Children Learn Through Play?

Date: April 19, 2019 Author: hpelc Categories: Centre Philosophy Blogs, Educators Blogs, Parenting Blogs, Reflection Blogs, Teamwork Blogs

By Stephanie Buckingham   As children engage in different play experiences they build and develop further skills. They learn to solve problems, to get along with others and to develop fine and gross motor skills needed for future development. Sometimes as a parent or an educator, we can forget the importance of getting involved in…

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I’m Sorry- Leading by Example in EC Settings

Date: August 18, 2015 Author: hpelc Categories: Educators Blogs, Reflection Blogs, Teamwork Blogs

At our latest Handprints staff meeting, we started with a simple task on self-reflection. Despite advance warning about the task, it was probably a task our educators found the most difficult. Asking people what they thought they could do better was one thing, but we turned this into asking them what they were sorry for….

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