12 episodes

Napcast is a podcast designed to help you learn on the go, hear another perspective, spark debate, agree incessantly, and honestly, remind you that you’re not alone. We live in a complex world, so allow us to challenge your orientation with words, thoughts, advice, and the perspective of two male early childhood educators of color. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/hilltopcc/support

Napcast Michael S Browne

    • Education
    • 5.0 • 5 Ratings

Napcast is a podcast designed to help you learn on the go, hear another perspective, spark debate, agree incessantly, and honestly, remind you that you’re not alone. We live in a complex world, so allow us to challenge your orientation with words, thoughts, advice, and the perspective of two male early childhood educators of color. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/hilltopcc/support

    Napcast Ep 11 - My Growth, My Evolution

    Napcast Ep 11 - My Growth, My Evolution

    We all grow. It’s part of human evolution. As educators we must continuously reflect not just on our children but also on ourselves. In this episode, Nick takes a look back at his 14 year career of being an educator. We discuss not only what he learned over the years, the shots he wished he took, but we also talk about what’s next for him in his career.

    Napcast is a podcast designed to help you learn on the go, hear another perspective, spark debate, agree incessantly, and honestly, remind you that you’re not alone. We live in a complex world, so allow us to challenge your orientation with words, thoughts, advice, and the perspective of two male early childhood educators of color.

    The Hosts:

    Nick Terrones (he/him) is an Educator at Hilltop Children’s Center where he has worked with toddlers for the last 10+ years implementing Anti-Bias Curriculum. He’s a Los Angeles raised Mexican-Native-American with a passion for equity, plants, the ukulele, and raising awareness to the need of a gender-balanced workforce in ECE.

    Mike Browne (he/him) is the Community Engagement Manager for Hilltop Educator Institute. He’s a New York raised, Afro-Caribbean, former collegiate athlete, working towards dismantling White Supremacy and forms of oppression in our society.

    Hilltop Children's Center is a reggio-inspired preschool, afterschool program, and equity-focused professional development institute in Seattle, WA, on the traditional lands of the first people of Seattle, the Duwamish People.


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    • 49 min
    Napcast Ep 10 - Why Sorry Sucks

    Napcast Ep 10 - Why Sorry Sucks

    Sorry? #sorrynotsorry, that’s not in our vernacular. Is it because we’re heartless? Maybe. Or perhaps we believe there’s an alternative way in building empathy in children in authentic and sincere ways. In this episode, we’re all up in our feels as we discuss ways we can support children in naming, framing, and expressing their feelings.

    Napcast is a podcast designed to help you learn on the go, hear another perspective, spark debate, agree incessantly, and honestly, remind you that you’re not alone. We live in a complex world, so allow us to challenge your orientation with words, thoughts, advice, and the perspective of two male early childhood educators of color.

    The Hosts:

    Nick Terrones (he/him) is an Educator at Hilltop Children’s Center where he has worked with toddlers for the last 10+ years implementing Anti-Bias Curriculum. He’s a Los Angeles raised Mexican-Native-American with a passion for equity, plants, the ukulele, and raising awareness to the need of a gender-balanced workforce in ECE.

    Mike Browne (he/him) is the Community Engagement Manager for Hilltop Educator Institute. He’s a New York raised, Afro-Caribbean, former collegiate athlete, working towards dismantling White Supremacy and forms of oppression in our society.

    Hilltop Children's Center is a reggio-inspired preschool, afterschool program, and equity-focused professional development institute in Seattle, WA, on the traditional lands of the first people of Seattle, the Duwamish People.


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    Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/hilltopcc/support

    • 49 min
    Napcast Ep 9 - Nuestros Niños, Nuestro Futuro

    Napcast Ep 9 - Nuestros Niños, Nuestro Futuro

    "Speak English." "Sound white." "Ssh, don't mention you're Mexican." These are the things parents are teaching their kids today. How do we break this stigma to support children' to speak their native tongue? Embrace their heritage? Today, we're joined by Veronica, a Latinx educator working at Epiphany Early Learning Preschool in Seattle, WA to discuss her experience as being a Latinx in ECE today. This episode is done in both English and Spanish. 

    Napcast is a podcast designed to help you learn on the go, hear another perspective, spark debate, agree incessantly, and honestly, remind you that you’re not alone. We live in a complex world, so allow us to challenge your orientation with words, thoughts, advice, and the perspective of two male early childhood educators of color.

    The Hosts:

    Nick Terrones (he/him) is an Educator at Hilltop Children’s Center where he has worked with toddlers for the last 10+ years implementing Anti-Bias Curriculum. He’s a Los Angeles raised Mexican-Native-American with a passion for equity, plants, the ukulele, and raising awareness to the need of a gender-balanced workforce in ECE.

    Mike Browne (he/him) is the Community Engagement Manager for Hilltop Educator Institute. He’s a New York raised, Afro-Caribbean, former collegiate athlete, working towards dismantling White Supremacy and forms of oppression in our society.

    Hilltop Children's Center is a reggio-inspired preschool, afterschool program, and equity-focused professional development institute in Seattle, WA, on the traditional lands of the first people of Seattle, the Duwamish People.


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    Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/hilltopcc/support

    • 1 hr 3 min
    Napcast Ep 8 - Got It From My Mama

    Napcast Ep 8 - Got It From My Mama

    It's super tough being a mother. You have children to take care of, bills to pay, and you have to satisfy your own needs. Now imagine doing that while experiencing hardships like homelessness, and while starting your own childcare business? How do you survive? Well, let's ask my mom. In this episode Mike sits down with his mama to discuss her experiences as a Family Childcare Home provider, the struggles she saw and faced, her hopes for the industry moving forward, and why she believed her son followed down the path of childcare as well. 

    Napcast is a podcast designed to help you learn on the go, hear another perspective, spark debate, agree incessantly, and honestly, remind you that you’re not alone. We live in a complex world, so allow us to challenge your orientation with words, thoughts, advice, and the perspective of two male early childhood educators of color.

    The Hosts:

    Nick Terrones (he/him) is an Educator at Hilltop Children’s Center where he has worked with toddlers for the last 10+ years implementing Anti-Bias Curriculum. He’s a Los Angeles raised Mexican-Native-American with a passion for equity, plants, the ukulele, and raising awareness to the need of a gender-balanced workforce in ECE.

    Mike Browne (he/him) is the Community Engagement Manager for Hilltop Educator Institute. He’s a New York raised, Afro-Caribbean, former collegiate athlete, working towards dismantling White Supremacy and forms of oppression in our society.

    Hilltop Children's Center is a reggio-inspired preschool, afterschool program, and equity-focused professional development institute in Seattle, WA, on the traditional lands of the first people of Seattle, the Duwamish People.


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    Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/hilltopcc/support

    • 52 min
    Napcast Ep 7 - Role of the Family

    Napcast Ep 7 - Role of the Family

    It's easy to say you want family to be partners in the process? So, how are you cultivating and foster a rapport with families? How are you best supporting BIPOC families? Where in your practice have you stopped hoping and wishing and instead eliminated seen and unseen barriers for families to work with you? We don't have all the answers, but we have thoughts! Hear some of those and more on ways we  we can cultivate an authentic relationship with families and the community!

    Napcast is a podcast designed to help you learn on the go, hear another perspective, spark debate, agree incessantly, and honestly, remind you that you’re not alone. We live in a complex world, so allow us to challenge your orientation with words, thoughts, advice, and the perspective of two male early childhood educators of color.

    The Hosts:

    Nick Terrones (he/him) is an Educator at Hilltop Children’s Center where he has worked with toddlers for the last 10+ years implementing Anti-Bias Curriculum. He’s a Los Angeles raised Mexican-Native-American with a passion for equity, plants, the ukulele, and raising awareness to the need of a gender-balanced workshop in ECE.

    Mike Browne (he/him) is the Community Engagement Manager for Hilltop Educator Institute. He’s a New York raised, Afro-Caribbean, former collegiate athlete, working towards dismantling White Supremacy and forms of oppression in our society.

    Hilltop Children's Center is a reggio-inspired preschool, afterschool program, and professional development institute in Seattle, WA, on the traditional lands of the first people of Seattle, the Duwamish People.


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    Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/hilltopcc/support

    • 37 min
    Napcast Ep 6 - Role of the Educator

    Napcast Ep 6 - Role of the Educator

    Survey 100 people and you'll probably get a 100 different answers to the question "What is the role of an educator?" For Nick and Mike, we're co-constructors, researchers, advocates, and documenters. How does these roles allow us to be an active participant in support children? Listen in to find out more! 

    Napcast is a podcast designed to help you learn on the go, hear another perspective, spark debate, agree incessantly, and honestly, remind you that you’re not alone. We live in a complex world, so allow us to challenge your orientation with words, thoughts, advice, and the perspective of two male early childhood educators of color.

    The Hosts:

    Nick Terrones (he/him) is an Educator at Hilltop Children’s Center where he has worked with toddlers for the last 10+ years implementing Anti-Bias Curriculum. He’s a Los Angeles raised Mexican-Native-American with a passion for equity, plants, the ukulele, and raising awareness to the need of a gender-balanced workshop in ECE.

    Mike Browne (he/him) is the Community Engagement Manager for Hilltop Educator Institute. He’s a New York raised, Afro-Caribbean, former collegiate athlete, working towards dismantling White Supremacy and forms of oppression in our society.

    Hilltop Children's Center is a reggio-inspired preschool, afterschool program, and professional development institute in Seattle, WA, on the traditional lands of the first people of Seattle, the Duwamish People.


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    Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/hilltopcc/support

    • 24 min

Customer Reviews

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Maciemooney22 ,

thoughtful and helpful!

Thank you Nick and Mike for your thoughtfulness and reflection in early childhood education. I love the dynamic you both have together and the way you bring forward who YOU are. This podcast is such a great resource for educators, thank you for your work!!

TrueBlue949 ,

These men are GOLD in the ECE world

These men share more than experiences and insights about educating young children… they share from the male perspective, which is all too rare. AND they’re men of color (BIPOC). One more thing, they’re highly educated, so their approach with kids is always well-informed. So much wish my sons could have been in their classes!

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