It’s a beautiful day in the neighborhood…

Today is World Kindness Day and this year it is being celebrated alongside the amazing Mr Rogers by encouraging people to wear a cardigan and spread the message that it’s cool to be kind. What practices and routines do you have in your setting that promote...

Play-Life Balance: Joy

Do you remember the non-stress moments of pure, unadulterated joy you once felt as a child? No cares in the world, no tiring job to go to, no pressures from anyone and time to just be free? Sigh, me too. Luckily, joy is something we can cultivate in our communities –...

Play-Life Balance: Resilience

The World Health Organization has officially declared burn-out as an ‘occupational phenomenon’ in the International Classification of Diseases (2019). Burn-out is defined in ICD-11 as follows:“Burn-out is a syndrome conceptualized as resulting from chronic...

Play-Life Balance: Gratitude

Last month I wrote about how we should strive to have a play-life balance – interweaving play into our work day so that we can reap the benefits while still doing our jobs. One of these playful activities you can do either on your own or with the...

The Rabbit Listened- A Book Review

Guest Blogger: Dr. Joanna Grymes I have a new favorite children’s book – but it’s a favorite for reminding adults about our work WITH children. Written and illustrated by Cori Doerrfeld, The Rabbit Listened is a lovely, quiet reminder that what children who are...

Reflections from AECA Conference 2018

Welcome to AECA’s brand new amazing website ! In this section you will find new our newsletters in a new format and guest blogs from time to time . We encourage you to check back to be encouraged, inspired and challenged as a member of the early childhood community....

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