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Even for the most accomplished of new graduates, the transition from educational to professional context can be challenging. Not only is the new educator thrust into the hurly-burly of everyday teaching, but is expected to adjust to an entirely unfamiliar…
Early childhood services are among the most demanding professional situations. Being responsible for the care and learning of toddlers and young children often leaves caregivers and educators vulnerable to highly physically and emotionally stressful moments over the day. If you…
Learning environments are spaces that facilitate the all-round development of children through developmentally appropriate routines, program plans, tools as well as opportunities for play and exploration. The indoor environment, playground, outdoors are some common learning environments that should be welcoming…
Whether you are doing a Cert 3 or a Diploma traineeship or thinking about doing a traineeship it’s a good idea to understand what wages you will be receiving and the conditions of your traineeship.
CMV or Cytomegalovirus is a viral infection quite common in the general population. In healthy people, it usually runs its course with little more ordinary flu symptoms like mild fever, sore throat and swollen glands. In fact, people may be…
Art-based learning is used in most approaches to early childhood education across the world. It is widely accepted that art not just helps the child to develop creative and fine motor skills but also nurtures cognitive skills like planning and…
Learning emotional regulation in the early years is not only important to become better-adjusted adults but has been found directly related to higher levels of academic achievement in later life. An integral step in emotional regulation is the identification of…
A child being barefoot can stimulate a variety of senses for children. The feeling of cool prickly grass in the shade, the warm soft grass in the sun, the gritty concrete path, the stones that prick their toes, expanding and…
Holi is celebrated on 18 March. It is an Indian Hindu festival of colours. As it celebrates in spring, it is called the “Festival of Spring.” In India, it is a holiday, celebrated wide across the country. Children also celebrate…
It can be difficult for young children to listen to others. On one hand, the little brains are still struggling with impulse control while on the other, they are at a developmental stage where they have started asserting their individuality.…
Educators, like all other professionals, stand to benefit from feedback. However, the dynamic environment of their work and the well-being of children in their care make it particularly crucial that any feedback given to them is fair and constructive.
Early childhood is a time of testing all sorts of boundaries. As young children gain more control over their bodies, they become keener to explore physical and social environments, trying to understand what they can and cannot do. In this…
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