Category Archives: Training for Early Childhood Professionals

My New Adventure …

From early childhood teacher to director, to consultant, to published author – writing, in order to share what I have learned during my 40+ year career, has become my new adventure. This is my first book! Continue reading

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Success…

How would you define Success? Ralph Waldo Emerson’s words are ever timely and always inspirational. Enjoy. Continue reading

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Leadership…

13 Inspiring Traits of Exceptional Leaders … Continue reading

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Inspiration …

Whether it’s a beautiful sunrise, or a special message, each one has the power to move us, emotionally. I discovered this power long ago and began collecting inspirational quotes that spoke to me… Continue reading

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Planting Your Garden …

I don’t know who originally created the following “garden”, but beyond the play on words that brings a smile, there is wisdom and guidance here for all of us. Continue reading

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Keys to Quality …

Every now and then I come across an article that fits beautifully with our work toward quality early education and care. Here, then, are the twelve characteristics of effective early childhood teachers. When one combines these characteristics with both knowledge and skill, you have the makings of an excellent teacher. Continue reading

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Working Together: Building a Team

I love to watch flocks of geese flying over my house in their familiar “V” formation. Graceful. Perfectly spaced. And honking. Within this post, I’ll share what some believe about why geese fly the way they do. And then, and more importantly, what we can learn from them. Enjoy the quick read! Continue reading

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Spring Cleaning …

Happy Spring! Part of my spring-cleaning ritual has always included reflecting about my life, and taking stock. Spring is my time for tossing out what doesn’t fit or work anymore, and thinking about what I might add instead. If my earlier goals no longer seem realistic or important, what should I do with the rest of my life? Should you be doing some spring cleaning today, here are some thoughts to consider. Continue reading

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Leading by Example …

Years ago, I came upon a blog post written by Dharmesh Shah, Co-founder and CTO of HubSpot. He is ‘spot on’ (no pun intended) overall—and his thoughts are relevant to this leadership blog. The following are selected portions of his post, which I offer to you—the leaders (directors, managers, and supervisors) within our early childhood community. Continue reading

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The Delicate Balance Between Work and Life …

How do we balance the demands of our work and our life? Strategies, tips, short-cuts, realistic expectations, setting priorities, managing stress, and cutting ourselves some slack in the process of living and working help greatly. Here are some resources … Continue reading

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