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As an Early Childhood Educator with more than 20 years experience designing, developing and implementing high quality child care and early learning solutions, I’m often asked about what parents should think about when it comes to choosing child care. Here are a few thoughts that may be helpful.
When you begin the search for child care it can sometimes seem overwhelming. Finding the right child care can be challenging. However, with careful thought, consideration and advance planning you can make the situation a lot easier for yourself and your child.
When you do find the right child care situation it can be wonderful. In good care your child will be healthy, happy and will have many great experiences that can last a lifetime.
One of the first things you need to do when you are thinking about child care is to do just that — think! Think about your own personal situation, your family lifestyle, your child’s needs and your financial situation. Then — ask!
Ask yourself some questions…
- What will my work situation be like?
- Will I be commuting short or long distances and how am I
- What will my daily schedule be like?
- Will I be working full or part time?
- Will I have any support in logistics related to my child care? For
example, do you have someone else who will assist you in getting your child to/from the care etc.
- Do I want my child cared for in my home or outside of my home?
- What am I willing to spend on my child care arrangement?
- What type of child care environment do I want for my child? Home or group? Licensed or license not required? Play based, child centred, self directed, Montessori, Reggio, mixed philosophy?
By taking the time to answer these questions you will get a better understanding of what your child care needs will be. It is important to be clear on your needs as they will dramatically impact the type of care arrangement you will want to choose. Choosing child care is a big step for every family who requires it. Take the time you need to understand what will work best for your child’s needs and your family situation.
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45 Conversations Media & Education offers a range of online training and professional development experiences. Below is the general information and terms related to the ECE Workshops we offer:
- Each online workshop is led by either Jane Boyd, a certified Early Childhood Educator & Special Needs Educator in BC or another Early Childhood Education Professional as selected by Jane Boyd.
- Registration in ECE Workshops is non transferable and non refundable.
- Attendees who attend for the duration of the workshop and participate will receive a professional development certificate to demonstrate hours for recertification in BC and possibly in other Provinces/States as well.
- These online workshops are held in small groups, are delivered in English and are intended to be informative, fun and convenient.
- Important Note — We Create Safe & Secure Learning Environments! Attendees are expected to participate in these online professional development sessions in a respectful and professional manner — just as would be the case in a face to face learning environment. 45 Conversations is committed to creating safe and helpful professional development opportunities. If for any reason it is determined that an attendee’s participation is disruptive or inappropriate they may be removed from the workshop at the discretion of the instructor. Refunds will not be provided.
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- 45 Conversations Media & Education Ltd. reserves the right to modify the above terms and/or to introduce new ones that it deems necessary to ensure these workshops can be offered in a quality manner.
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This video is part of a social experiment related to generosity and kindness between 45 Conversations Media & Education and John M. Sweeney. It was posted on Facebook on June 30th, 2016 by John M. Sweeney.
More information will be posted here in the near future related to this video project.