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.
How To Create Fun Learning Experiences For Young Children
The global pandemic has changed the way childcares can operate. In this episode, we chat with Chazz Lewis (aka Mr. Chazz) about how to bring authenticity to the early learning process by turning teaching into fun experiences, whether it's virtually or at home. Whether you're an educator or a parent, this is a fun one to get back to the basics and make learning fun again!
How To Practice Mindfulness For Anxiety
Everyone is feeling more anxiety during the current pandemic climate and mindfulness is a useful tool to process difficult emotions. In this episode, we chat with Rachel Moline, PhD and child and adolescent therapist, about how to include mindfulness in your day to day as a parent or ECE. She shares her tips and strategies to start noticing and responding to stressors in a way that helps you become more present when supporting young children.
Intentional Inclusion For Multicultural Early Learning Classrooms
Multicultural classrooms are quickly becoming the norm across North America. In this episode, we chat with K'Sandra Earle, Associate Director of Early Learning Neighbourhood Collective (ELNC), about how to be intentional about reflecting the diversity of our early learning classrooms. She shares tips on empowering teachers and involving parents to build a space that celebrates young children and their unique cultural backgrounds!
How To Support Children With Anxiety During A Pandemic
Supporting a child's education during a global pandemic is no easy feat. In this episode, we chat with Lissarette Nisnevich - early educator, child care entrepreneur, and mother - all about managing anxiety for parents, educators and young children during this challenging time. She shares her experience and strategies on how to approach providing a safe environment for young children so that they will be ready to learn.
How To Lead With Impact During COVID-19
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.
Abuse-Prevention Strategies In Early Childhood
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.