Pedagogy & Best Practice

This category focuses on Early Childhood Education teaching strategies, classroom/activity ideas, stories & photos from real classrooms, inspiration for your early childhood setting, and research about current best practices.

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Click here to view all of the research we have reviewed & summarized for you.

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Here are some books about ECE that we have reviewed for you.

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Plus, we’ve got Pinterest boards for Inspiring Indoor Environments, Documentation of Learning, and Ideas for your Classroom.

Recent Posts:

Praise Doesn’t Get Children to Eat Better

This Canadian study of 50 child care centers observed teachers’ behaviors and children’s food intake to find some very interesting Continue Reading →

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What Mom Eats Matters!

In an attempt to validate the Parental Modeling of Eating Behaviours Scale (PARM), the authors of this study were able Continue Reading →

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Fewer toys = higher quality play

When the environment has fewer toys, toddlers play longer, have better focus, and play more creatively. The study conducted comparisons Continue Reading →

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Parents of Obese Children

Before I start my commentary, you should first read the entire blurb from ParentMap Magazine’s November 2015 issue: Reality bites Continue Reading →

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How to Potty Train in Less than Two Hours!

Yeah, just kidding, but aren’t you tired of reading articles that the parents swear by a specific method and their Continue Reading →

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Art “Out of the Box” Handouts

Here are the handouts we use for our Art ‘Out of the Box’ training module. This list is incomplete, but Continue Reading →

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From my classroom at Childtime

These are headed to Pinterest, but I wanted all of our website followers to see them first! I took these Continue Reading →

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Your Baby’s iSchedule

Actually, babies and young children do need a schedule. What they don’t need is your schedule, or even the schedule Continue Reading →

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Oh, Baby! Tales from the Infant Classroom

Running an infant classroom is not for the faint of heart.  Asleep, they are peaceful, relaxed and oh so adorable. Continue Reading →

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Mind in the Making

I’ve been reading a great early childhood book recently titled “Mind in the Making” by Ellen Gailinsky.  It’s about the Continue Reading →

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