On episode 37 of the Preschool Podcast, we discuss social enterprise as an early years business model with June O’Sullivan, CEO of the London Early Years Foundation, also known as LEYF. As June says: a social enterprise is a way of doing business by doing good and doing good by doing business. LEYF has won many awards for its innovative approach as it reinvests its profits into supporting its educators and the disadvantaged families it serves.
This week, we’re on episode 36 of the Preschool Podcast. We learn about the role of the body-mind connection in early years with Rae Pica, advocate for movement-based teaching and host of the BAM Radio Network show: Studentcentricity. In our conversation, we discuss the misconception that sitting equals learning. We also talk about the dire need to realign our teaching methods with scientific research that proves the relationship between physical experiences and how learning happens.
This week, we’re on episode 35 of the Preschool Podcast. We discuss the inclusion of men in childcare with David Wright, owner of Paint Pots Nurseries and organizer of the first ever national Men in Early Years conference in the UK. We talk about the perception of men in childcare, the challenges they face as professionals and why he is an advocate for a more gender diverse workforce.
David emphasizes children have the right be educated by both female and male educators at an early years level, making for a more socially balanced learning experience.
On episode 34 of The Preschool Podcast, we discuss the role of parent communication technology in preschools with Tiffany Torres, Chief Creator of Opportunities for the Preschool Marketing Group. We talk about the importance of showing parents the hard work that goes into teaching young children. Tiffany emphasizes the importance of using available tools to build relationships that increase parent satisfaction and teacher appreciation in order to earn advocates for your school.