Navigating Life With A Learning Disability with Shakira Rouse

Each of our children have varying learning styles, needs and wants, learning to identify and better understand these are key in order to provide the right support and properly educate not only families, but those within the field. I'd like to introduce you to Shakira Rouse. Shakira is the creator and founder of Special Compass, … Continue reading Navigating Life With A Learning Disability with Shakira Rouse

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Connecting the Community, Family and School

Families and children stand to benefit the most from a partnership like this, gaining access to much needed support, education and services within their community. So how can we successfully connect these three in order to create a learning environment that is conducive to the individual needs of each child whilst supporting the family unit. … Continue reading Connecting the Community, Family and School

Making The Transition To Daycare

For some the transition to daycare is never an easy one, it can be tough on everyone, both the parents and child. Everyone might be experiencing just a bit of seperation anxiety right about now. Work together with the staff at your child's centre to create a plan that works best for you and your … Continue reading Making The Transition To Daycare

Starting A Blog For Your Centre

A simple blog can be a highly effective tool when used as part of your marketing strategy, it builds that sense of trust amongst your readership, it shows parents the expertise and professionalism amongst staff and your ability and willingness to stay current within the field. Whether it be leaving a comment, gaining a new … Continue reading Starting A Blog For Your Centre

Upcycling Paint Chips

During the summer months I love to freshen things up around the house and that sometimes means a coat of fresh paint!  When you're all done choosing colours don't throw out the paint chips, upcycle them! You can teach anything from math to literacy skills and the arts. Need more paint chips? It's easy to … Continue reading Upcycling Paint Chips

What’s My Role?

While it is passion that led me to become an early childhood educator, it is also drive to innovate and educate that led me here today. Over the years I have seen this role grow and take shape, with the implementation of FDK we have more options available to us when it comes to career … Continue reading What’s My Role?

Not Just Another Pretty Face

There are many really great literacy programs available to us today and with so many choices, choosing just one can become quite overwhelming. Some things you may want to take into account before making your decision include: considering the needs of your child and your family. What is your child's learning style? Do they need … Continue reading Not Just Another Pretty Face

Learning Through The Arts

I'm always on the lookout for new and innovative ways to engage students. By doing so it enables us to reach the range of learning styles, interests, needs and capabilities of every child. "A child that is engaged will learn and an educated child is an empowered child." One of my favourite ways to do so … Continue reading Learning Through The Arts

April Showers Bring May Flowers

April showers bring May flowers! And right about now is when we start to think about spring planting. The benefits of starting your own home garden are endless: It saves you money, it's a great stress reliever, improves your families’ overall health, all family members can get involved and spend more time together, there’s that sense … Continue reading April Showers Bring May Flowers

The Early Years: Creating a Culture of Literacy

How do we create that culture of literacy? I believe it takes a village; the community, the school and home all working together to educate and support our children and youth and it all starts from as early as birth. Experts all agree that the early years are the most formative years of a child's … Continue reading The Early Years: Creating a Culture of Literacy