Saturday, 25 August 2018

The Importance of Nature Play in Early Learning

Being a published writer has always been a goal of mine and recently my partner Ryan and I had the opportunity to write about something we are equally passionate about; the importance of nature play in early learning.

Working with Ryan to write this article was a great opportunity to collaborate with a professional outside of my own field as his background is in electronics. He has a brilliant mind and a unique perspective which has brought some wonderful and fresh ideas to not only this article but to our program when he joins us to play at Red River Early Learning Centre.


Please check out our article in the Holistic Parent Magazine at the link below:
https://issuu.com/theholisticparent/docs/13_thp_-_fall_2018_digital

Tuesday, 21 August 2018

Community of Practice: Leadership

Yesterday I attended an excellent discussion about leadership. It was so amazing to have an opportunity to collaborate with other professionals across the various sectors of care to explore the concept of what leadership means and how we as RECEs can take on a leadership role within our community of practice.


I took some time to evaluate ways that I have demonstrated leadership as a Registered Early Childhood Educator.

  • I am a resource for others to bounce around ideas, ask questions, and seek support.
  • I am an excellent collaborator and have implemented lots of amazing things with the support of colleagues and other professionals.
  • I recognize the accomplishments of others and I am excited to learn from them.
  • I am committed and passionate about early learning and care.
The most impactful moment during the table discussion for me was when Debbie Jones addressed the word "Just". When we say we are "just" early childhood educators it diminishes the importance of the work we do every day in our profession.

We stand on the precipice of major changes within our profession and we must all stand up as leaders to guide early learning and care towards a future that embraces high quality care and supports early childhood education professionals.

2018 Art Auction

This year my home child care program and Faery Childcare collaborated to run an art auction with the little ones in our classes. The childre...