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.
Finding the Best Child Care System for Your Center
In this episode of The Preschool Podcast, we connect with “The Systems Queen” Andrea Dickerson on child care systems and how directors and owners can use an organized approach that results in consistency every time. Andrea explains how her systems can benefit anyone in the child care space regardless of their experience while delivering consistent results every time.
Honoring Children’s Rights in the Classroom
In this episode of The Preschool Podcast, we connect with one of HiMama’s Early Childhood Educators, Maddie Hutchison to discuss this topic, what it means to provide a safe and rights-focused classroom, how and why educators should discuss this often sensitive subject, and how educators can respect and honor children’s decisions….even if the decision the child makes is less than ideal.
Diversity, Equity, Inclusion- It Starts in Early Childhood
In this episode of The Preschool Podcast, we reconnect with Prerna Richards, Coach, Consultant, and Founder of Together We Grow. Prerna discusses how early childhood education plays a critical role in developing children’s sense of acceptance, compassion and, inclusivity for others.
How Storytelling Can Change a Child’s Brain
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What if we could improve our children's brain and development by simply reading to them every day? In this episode of The Preschool Podcast, we connect with Drew Vernon, Marketing Director at Tonies US. Tonies has made reading easy with their Tonies Box, an imagination-building, screen-free digital listening experience that plays stories, songs, and more.
The Impact of Nature Play on Early Development
In this episode, we connect with Meghan Fitzgerald, Co-Founder and Chief Learning Officer of Tinkergarten. Meghan discusses the impact of nature play on early development and the role that parents can play in support of their child's playful learning.
3 Ways to Rethink Student Education in Response to COVID-19
In this episode of The Preschool Podcast, we connect with Dr. Shimi Kang, award-winning, Harvard-trained doctor, researcher, media expert, writer, and keynote speaker who specializes in how the mind works. Dr.Kang discusses the POD-based method of play and how educators and parents can incorporate POD-based methodologies into their teaching and parenting practices with young children.