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Exploring the impact of team culture on growth and retention in childcare [Webinar Recording]

In this webinar we explored the crucial connection between a positive team environment and a center’s profitability and growth in early childhood education. We sat down with Andréa St. Germaine, co-owner of Walden Childcare and dove into key leadership strategies that will impact the success and expansion of your childcare center.  Access the recording below […]

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5 strategies for building positive relationships with children in early childhood education

Positive relationships between caregiver and child in early childhood education are the cornerstone of a quality learning environment. It is the quality of these relationships that not only sets the foundation for a healthy social-emotional development and overall well-being in early childhood, but also creates a space where children feel accepted, safe and loved. It

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Following children’s lead: How to implement play-based learning in preschool

Play-based learning is a term used in education to recognize how children learn and begin to discover the world around them through play. It is built on the foundation that child-led play and inquiry based activities are critical components of learning and development in the formative years of early childhood. Play-based learning stood out as

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Prioritizing mental health in early childhood education

Prioritizing mental health for early childhood educators is essential, given the pivotal role they have in shaping young children’s developmental paths and the significant emotional support they provide in a child’s early years. Childcare providers serve as the foundation upon which children’s meaningful learning experiences are built, shaping each layer of a child’s development. By

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Navigating childcare in 2024: Insights from childcare directors [Webinar Recording]

In this webinar we sat down with two experienced childcare directors, both managing centers with over 120 children enrolled, as well as Lillio’s CEO, Kai-leé Berke! We dove into the key findings from this year’s industry snapshot report Building The Future of Early Childhood Education: 2024 Industry Snapshot Report. We explored emerging educational strategies, uncovered how

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Promoting kindness and empathy in early childhood

In today’s modern landscape of early childhood development, the importance of soft skills such as empathy and kindness are becoming even more critical. As society evolves, so do the complex social dynamics we live in, making empathy a cornerstone of emotional intelligence. Kindness, rooted in empathy, fosters inclusive communities where every child feels valued and

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Setting professional boundaries in early childhood education

As an early childhood professional, it’s important to create both a deep sense of compassion and empathy for your young students, as well as maintaining appropriate boundaries. But considering that close relationships are integral to early childhood development, how do you find the right balance between being nurturing and setting limits? Navigating the delicate balance

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Using technology to save time in childcare

In the busy world of early childhood education and childcare management, where time is a precious commodity, the role of a childcare director extends beyond the nurturing and development of young children. Balancing an array of responsibilities, ranging from navigating center administration, maintaining compliance with licensing requirements, handling invoicing, and fostering effective communication with families,

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