12 episodes

Welcome to "Tiny Talks on Early Learning," a podcast committed to exploring the world of early childhood education. I am your host, Jessica Stinson. Join me, along with my colleagues and special guests, as we break down the complexities of child’s play and lift up the professionals who teach our youngest learners.

Whether you're seeking parenting wisdom, professional growth, or simply a deeper understanding of the early learning landscape, "Tiny Talks on Early Learning" promises engaging discussions that resonate with both the heart and the mind. Click the “follow” button and join us on a journey to empower the next generation through knowledge, empathy, and thoughtful guidance. Together, we're shaping the dialogue and embracing the power of learning.

Tiny Talks on Early Learning Gulf Regional Early Childhood Services

    • Education
    • 5.0 • 7 Ratings

Welcome to "Tiny Talks on Early Learning," a podcast committed to exploring the world of early childhood education. I am your host, Jessica Stinson. Join me, along with my colleagues and special guests, as we break down the complexities of child’s play and lift up the professionals who teach our youngest learners.

Whether you're seeking parenting wisdom, professional growth, or simply a deeper understanding of the early learning landscape, "Tiny Talks on Early Learning" promises engaging discussions that resonate with both the heart and the mind. Click the “follow” button and join us on a journey to empower the next generation through knowledge, empathy, and thoughtful guidance. Together, we're shaping the dialogue and embracing the power of learning.

    From Naptime to Brain Boost

    From Naptime to Brain Boost

    In the latest installment of Tiny Talks on Early Learning, we're delving into the realm of child sleep patterns and their profound impact on early brain development. Join us for an illuminating discussion with our special guest, Allison Egidi, a renowned pediatric sleep coach and host of the popular podcast "How Long Til' Bedtime."
    Allison Egidi, founder of Sleep and Wellness Coach, brings her extensive expertise to the forefront as we explore the crucial link between naptime routines and cognitive enhancement in young children. Discover actionable strategies to optimize nap schedules, create conducive sleep environments, and foster healthy sleep habits that support optimal brain function.
    From deciphering naptime resistance to unlocking the secrets of maximizing cognitive benefits during sleep, this episode offers invaluable insights for both early childhood educators and parents alike. Allison Egidi shares her wealth of knowledge on harnessing the power of sleep to fuel cognitive growth and emotional well-being in young learners.
    Join us as we tackle pressing questions submitted by our audience of early childhood professionals and parents, providing practical solutions and evidence-based recommendations for navigating the complexities of sleep in early childhood.
    Don't miss out on this enlightening conversation that promises to transform your approach to naptime and unleash the full potential of young minds. Tune in to "From Naptime to Brain Boost" on Tiny Talks on Early Learning for an engaging exploration into the transformative power of sleep in early childhood development.

    • 38 min
    School Readiness: Setting Them Up for Success

    School Readiness: Setting Them Up for Success

    Join us in this heartwarming episode of Tiny Talks on Early Learning, where we talk about the important mission of preparing young minds for their first big step into formal education – kindergarten! Our experienced educators, Paula Reese & Desira Keith, share invaluable insights, practical tips, and delightful anecdotes to help parents and early educators navigate the crucial journey of kindergarten readiness.
     
    Additional Resources:
    Readiness: Not a State of Knowledge, But a State of Mind (Dan Gartell, NAEYC)
    Kindergarten Readiness (First Things First)
    Head Start School Readiness Resources (ECLKC)
     
    For additional information about Gulf Regional Early Childhood Services and our programs, visit www.grecs.org.

    • 39 min
    Why Do They Do That?

    Why Do They Do That?

    In this insightful episode of Tiny Talks on Early Learning, we focus on the challenging behaviors exhibited by young children. Join us as we explore the roots of these behaviors, seeking to understand the underlying causes that drive them. Our goal is to equip early childhood educators with the knowledge and strategies needed to effectively respond and foster a positive learning environment.
    Listeners will gain a comprehensive understanding of the developmental stages that influence behavior in young children, empowering educators to tailor their approaches accordingly. We also explore the role of effective communication, positive reinforcement, and building strong relationships with both children and parents as key components in managing and preventing challenging behaviors.
    Tune in to discover resources, tools, and actionable tips that will not only enhance your ability to address challenging behaviors but also contribute to creating a nurturing and enriching early childhood learning environment. Whether you're a seasoned educator or a newcomer to the field, this episode is a must-listen for anyone passionate about shaping the future through the positive development of young minds.
    Challenging Behaviors: What Helps and What Doesn’t  (Zero to Three)
    This Isn’t Working! Responding to Challenging Behavior (NAEYC)
    Positive Guidance: Redirecting Behavior (Head Start Early Childhood Learning & Knowledge Center)

    • 30 min
    Compassion Fatigue VS Burnout

    Compassion Fatigue VS Burnout

    In this episode of Tiny Talks on Early Learning, we touch on a crucial yet often overlooked aspect of early childhood education: the toll it can take on the educators themselves. Join us as we explore the complexities of compassion fatigue and burnout among those dedicated to nurturing our youngest learners.
    Sydney Scoggins of EAP Lifestyle Management, Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker and a Certified Employee Assistance Professional, offers invaluable insights into the unique challenges faced by early childhood educators. From managing demanding workloads to navigating emotionally taxing situations, Sydney shares strategies for maintaining well-being in a field where empathy and compassion are at the forefront.
    Through poignant anecdotes and practical advice, we uncover the warning signs of compassion fatigue and burnout, emphasizing the importance of self-awareness and self-care. We explore effective coping mechanisms and support systems that can help educators not only survive but thrive in their vital role.
    This episode serves as a beacon of empathy and empowerment for educators everywhere, reminding them that their well-being is just as important as the children they nurture.
    Additional Resources: 
    EAP Lifestyle Management
    Prioritizing Staff Wellness (Head Start Early Childhood Learning & Knowledge Center)
    Compassion Fatigue: A Different Kind of Burnout (Duke Health)
    Preventing Compassion Fatigue: Caring for Yourself (NAEYC)

    • 37 min
    The Doctor is In

    The Doctor is In

    In this week’s episode of Tiny Talks on Early Learning, we delve into the world of early childhood development with a special guest, Dr. Amy Maddalena, a distinguished pediatrician with a passion for ensuring the healthy growth and development of young minds. Join us as we explore crucial topics for early childhood educators and parents, from understanding key developmental milestones to navigating common health concerns in young children.
    Dr. Amy brings a wealth of expertise to the discussion, offering valuable insights into the physical, cognitive, and emotional aspects of early childhood. The episode covers essential information on talking with vaccine hesitant parents about immunizations, promoting overall well-being, and the strategies for making it through cold and flu season. We’re even asking Dr. Amy questions submitted by local early childhood professionals and parents. You don’t want to miss this!
    This episode is packed with practical advice and evidence-based strategies to enhance your experiences with children and families. Gain a deeper understanding of the intersection between pediatric health and early childhood education, and discover how collaboration between educators and healthcare professionals can create a holistic support system for young learners.
    Tune in to this episode of Tiny Talks on Early Learning for an engaging conversation that aims to empower and inspire those dedicated to shaping the future through the early years of childhood education.

    • 32 min
    Fostering Secure Attachments

    Fostering Secure Attachments

    This week’s episode of Tiny Talks on Early Learning is all about the critical topic of fostering secure attachments with young children. Our expert guests and hosts explore the profound impact attachments have on children's emotional, social, and cognitive development.
    We address the challenges that early childhood educators may encounter in promoting secure attachments, such as dealing with difficult behaviors or working with children who have experienced trauma. Strategies for overcoming these challenges, including seeking additional support and resources, are discussed.
    In conclusion, the podcast emphasizes that fostering secure attachments is not only crucial for children's immediate well-being but also lays the groundwork for their future success in relationships and life. By implementing nurturing practices and prioritizing relationships, early childhood educators can make a lasting impact on the lives of the children they serve.
     
    National Alliance on Mental Health
     
    Tips on Supporting Families of Infants and Toddlers - Head Start Early Childhood Learning & Knowledge Center
     
    Caring Relationships: The Heart of Early Brain Development - NAEYC

    • 45 min

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