In this episode, we talk about how to lead with impact when navigating the challenges of COVID-19. Our guest, Chanie Wilschanski, is the Founder of the Early Childhood School of Excellence. We talk about compassion fatigue, how to set boundaries, and how to simplify your school's process and get through change with your team.
Early childhood education is also young parent education. In this episode, Sharon Hirsh, CEO of Prevent Child Abuse North Carolina, shares how we can work upstream to profoundly impact early educators and their work with helping parents build resilience, supporting families during times of crisis, and delivering early education that supports socioemotional development in young children.
Teaching children to be race conscious can start as early as when kids are babies. In this episode, we chat with Sachi Feris, founder of Raising Race Conscious Children, about how to talk to young children about race, how to cultivate a more critical lens towards “whiteness” that is normalized as better, and what we can do to educate ourselves as adults in our own learning process about systematic racism and how to reduce it.
Tune in to this episode where we talk about why continuous learning is so important for ECEs with Joni Levine, founder of Child Care Lounge. She shares her journey growing her community and knowledge on trending topics in the field.
Young children are now taught to focus more on academic performance and less on play - this is a problem. In this episode, Peter Dargatz, nature kindergarten teacher, shares his passion for nature-based programs and his journey in creating one at the public school where he works. We talk about why it’s important to slow down to catch up and how to go back to the basics to set our next generation up for success.