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The Preschool Podcast

The Preschool Podcast, by HiMama, is a platform for learning from leaders in early childhood education. If you work in a child care or preschool setting, the podcast will provide you with practical advice and thought-leadership for all things early education.
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Now displaying: January, 2017

The Preschool Podcast, brought to you by HiMama, is a platform for learning from leading professionals in early childhood education. If you work in a daycare, childcare or preschool setting, The Preschool Podcast will provide you with both practical advice for managing your organization, center or classroom, as well as thought provoking content and insights about the field of early childhood education.

 

Each week, we chat with leaders in early childhood education, from teachers and educators in the classroom with innovative curriculum approaches, to directors who are excelling at empowering their team, and leaders outside of the child care environment that are passionate about making a positive impact on outcomes for young children.

 

Our goal with The Preschool Podcast is to provide knowledge and inspiration to the future leaders of early childhood education by speaking with experienced and insightful leaders in the world of preschool and early learning today. At HiMama, it is our belief that leadership within early childhood education is crucial to the future of the child care sector and, of course, the future of our most important asset in this world, our youngest children.

Jan 29, 2017

In this week’s episode, we discuss the impact of relationship-based teaching that involves the educator as much as it does the child.  In our conversation with Dr. Bailey,  we learn about the neuroscience that informs the Conscious Discipline program and practical applications of the methodology.  The program encourages a positive approach towards teaching and has impacted the lives of millions of children, parents and educators around the world.   

If you are looking to learn about how to apply self-awareness when working with children and be inspired by the impact that it has had over the last 20-years,  then stay tuned for this episode of the preschool podcast!

Jan 23, 2017

In this week’s episode, we take a closer look at creating alignment between planning in the boardroom and practice in the classroom.

In our conversation with, Carole AlKahouaji, we dive deeper into the scenarios that teachers and administrators face when working with the many moving parts of running a program.  We discuss the different methodologies in an early childhood education setting, how foster a healthy relationship between teachers and parents as well as the importance of seeing teachers as professionals -- valuing them for the work that they do.

We compare the way different countries implement their programming, from Germany, Italy, France, Japan and more.  Particularly the different emphases on maintaining teacher well-being in order to create a low-stress environment that promotes play and active community building for young children.   

Jan 16, 2017

In this week’s episode, we learn about improving the quality of child care through creating professional learning communities with our first international guest, Wendy Oke from Ireland.

In this insightful conversation, we talk about the inspiration behind KazooCare.com, a soon-to-be online community where parents, teachers and early learning advocates can empower each other through making quality resources and mentorship accessible.

We also focus on the importance of investing in our teachers through supporting them and increasing the appreciation for early childhood education by starting conversations.  This is all so that children, no matter who they are or where they are from can have access to a quality education.     

If you’re a parent, an educator or an advocate looking for inspiration on how to support our teachers then stay tuned for this episode of the preschool podcast!

Jan 9, 2017

In this week’s episode we get a first hand view into just how impactful quality preschool education can be for a young child.

In this powerful conversation with Liz Huntley, we hear about Liz’s childhood, being raised by her grandmother after her father’s incarceration and her mother’s suicide. Ultimately, the affection, stimulation and support she received through her preschool program saved her life and set her on a path to become a truly inspirational advocate for high-quality pre-k, as well as a successful litigation attorney at Lightfoot, Franklin & White in Birmingham, Alabama. She has also since recounted her childhood in her memoir, ‘More Than A Bird’.

If you’re looking for inspiration on how you can lead an impactful career as an early childhood educator through a powerfully emotional journey then stay tuned for this week’s episode of The Preschool Podcast! 

Jan 3, 2017

In this week’s episode we discuss some of the key issues facing child care and preschool administrators, focusing in on an issue that almost all administrators face - staffing.

We speak with Lori Buxton, Executive Associate of PROEEA, Professional Early Education Associates, about how to find and manage early childhood education talent by looking inward at who you are as an organization, as opposed to starting with who you want on your team.

If you’re a leader that wants to attract and develop top talent in your preschool by setting yourself apart, then stay tuned for this week’s episode of The Preschool Podcast!

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