Category: Early Childhood Development

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I’ve Never had a Child like This!

As childcare providers, we have all seen many different kinds of children. From the quiet watchful boy who will play trucks and read books all day, happy to interact from the sidelines, to the child who won’t…. stop…. moving…., and everyone in between. We love and accept all children from all personalities, family situations, etc. […]

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Feeding Tiny Tummies

We regularly run workshops for our dayhome owners, but our next one is open to parents as well! Have you ever had a hard time figuring out what to feed your kids? Encountered picky eating? Unsure if those fruit snacks are actually healthy?    Come to our workshop in May to get the answers to […]

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Early Childhood Education

Regardless of how you “label” yourself as the owner of your dayhome, you are an early childhood educator. No matter what you do, you are teaching the children in your care. It may be formal, a preschool program run within the structure of your dayhome. It may be completely informal, and everything is play based. […]

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Early Childhood Development course and requirements

A while ago (and sorry it took so long to get to this!), I had a dayhome provider ask what I knew about the different options for taking Early Childhood Education courses in Edmonton. Luckily, there are a number of options, all of which will give you a level of certification that will allow you […]

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A blog from the other side of my life – teaching

I’m a teacher. I’ve wanted to teach children since I was in grade 6. No matter what I did, that wish did not waver. Until now.  Now, after 11 years of teaching, and 2 years of watching my children go through the school system, I am wavering. And it makes me sad. I love teaching, […]

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Music Soothes the Savage Beast(s)

We are quite a musical family. Does this mean we gather around the piano and guitar and sing? No, but it means music is very important to us, and like most people, marks important points and events in our lives. We are huge fans of Edmonton’s Folk Fest, and try to go every year. When […]

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Traveling with kids & what it teaches me

If you are a follower of ours on Facebook, you are probably aware that we just got back from a trip to the land down under. We travel with our kids quite a lot, it is an absolute priority of ours to show our kids the world and therefore teach them to be worldly people. […]

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Guest Post: An Alternative to Traditional Potty Training.

Enjoy the guest blog post from the Director of Mommy Connections – Edmonton North. If you are hating diapers and dreading the idea of potty training (which, I have to say, had to be one of my least favorite parenting skills), have a read about Elimination Communication, an Alternative to Potty Training! From what I’ve […]

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Screen Time Debate

In this day and age, computers, phones, T.V., tablets, iPods, etc are just a fact of life. Nearly all children over the age of 11 seem to have some kind of device, and kids are so comfortable with technology, it is just second nature to them. However, all this screen time has its drawbacks and […]

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Keeping a Cool Head

If you are reading my blog, you are most likely a parent, or a teacher, or a home daycare provider. In a nutshell, you work with kids.  Like no one else in the world, kids can push your buttons and make you see red. I have worked with kids aged 0 – 13, in a […]

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