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Excellence Matters Self-Care For Educators Resources
Mar 28

Self-Care For Early Childhood Educators

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Making the time an effort to care for yourself as an educator or leader isn’t selfish or something to put off to later.  Rather, self-care is crucial to your own professional practice and well-being.To help you, we’ve compiled this resource list for you including a poster and links to places on the web where you […]

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Dec 11

Survival tips for Christmas stress

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I’m thinking how impossible it is to shop at this time of year without hearing Christmas jingles in every store.  It’s all about being merry, happy and bright…right?  Well if the only thought that Christmas conjures up for you is stress, stress and more stress, here are some good tips for surviving…Let go of expectationsThere […]

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Nov 15

8 step system for handling difficult conversations

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Whether it’s with a parent, one of your staff or a colleague, some conversations are difficult or uncomfortable.  Especially when emotions are involved!  Follow these 8 steps and with practice, these interactions will become more manageable.(We’ve also prepared a printable version of these 8 steps to share at your service. Click here for the free […]

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Oct 26

Early Childhood Professional Development – What It Is and Why It Matters

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Early Childhood Professional Development – what it is and why it mattersWe all know that professional development is important for us individually and collectively as teams in our services.This article covers the basics and goes further to help you harness the benefits of professional development by answering some frequently asked questions:What is professional development?Sometimes we […]

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Excellence Matters Early Childhood Music Children Brain Development
Oct 12

Music and Movement in the Early Years

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Read how an experienced educator broadened the use of music with childrenKerry S, an educator in long day care shares how she changed her approach to using music in her room…..“Variety is the spice of life!” This phrase is used in relation to many aspects of a person’s life. From our choice of evening meal […]

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