212 episodes

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.

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    • 5.0, 29 Ratings

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.

    Teaching & Parenting Young Children In A Crisis

    Teaching & Parenting Young Children In A Crisis

    As the saying goes, it takes a village to raise a child and modern society has lost that. In this episode, we interview Richard Biegel, Founder of MindEDU about the free science-based course that is taught by researchers from top education institutions to support early childhood development even in a crisis. 

    • 24 min
    How To Pivot Your Family Child Care Business During COVID-19

    How To Pivot Your Family Child Care Business During COVID-19

    The COVID-19 pandemic has created opportunity for family child care providers to pivot their businesses by offering smaller group child care programs for parents looking for accessible and affordable care in their neighbourhood. In this episode, we interview Jerletha McDonald, CEO of Arlington DFW Child Care Professionals and entrepreneur about her experience pivoting her business and tips on how build a high quality and sustainable child care business in the 'new normal'.

    • 24 min
    How The T.E.A.C.H. Scholarship Supports Early Educators

    How The T.E.A.C.H. Scholarship Supports Early Educators

    The early education workforce is key to providing a solid foundation for the youngest in our society. In this episode, we interview Marsha Basloe, President of the Child Care Services Association (CCSA) about the state of the workforce and learn more about the TEACH Early Childhood Scholarship program and WAGE$ program that supports educators in levelling up their own education as well as provides financial incentives for doing so.

    • 22 min
    Learnings From Running A Child Care During COVID-19

    Learnings From Running A Child Care During COVID-19

    The COVID-19 pandemic has been a huge challenge for child care providers. In this episode, we talk to Tirusha Dave, Owner & Director of Ellie’s Academy in New Jersey about her experience during the entire pandemic. She shares her experience with reduced enrollment, increased costs, and her journey since March from the start of lockdown to phase 2 of reopening. 

    • 32 min
    The Future Of Play

    The Future Of Play

    The COVID-19 pandemic puts forward a real challenge for play-based learning methods in childcare. In this episode, we chat with Tob Hobson (aka Teacher Tom) about his thoughts on how early educators can work together to face the challenges of reopening, while maintaining the engagement that children get from learning through play. We talk about the Play First Online Summit that he is hosting on July 20, which is a gathering of the brightest minds in play to figure out where to go from here.

    • 27 min
    Recruit, Train & Retain Childcare Staff

    Recruit, Train & Retain Childcare Staff

    Recruiting and retaining staff in child care has become even more challenging during the pandemic. In this episode, we interview Dr. Thomasa Bond, author, consultant and early childhood advocate, about the realities of staffing in childcare during this time. She offers strategies on how to collaborate with other centers in your local community and how to take a proactive approach towards building your professional network to find the right people to work with on an ongoing basis. 

    • 24 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
29 Ratings

29 Ratings

micehal ,

My continuing education

I love hearing a unique perspective and approach each week to improve my knowledge and techniques in early education. Always interesting and something new to be gained!

Director101 ,

So much insight!

The content is incredible. From the speakers to the topics and even the way its produced. Love everything about this. Whoever is behind this is absolutely incredible

corey1889 ,

A must listen!

The best, and most informative, dialogue I have currently heard in the early childhood learning space. The caliber of participants is inspiring and shows how much HiMama truly cares!

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