Early Childhood Education

Early Childhood Education is the most important job in the world

About seven years ago, I was in a career I did not enjoy. After observing the teachers at my daughter’s daycare, I realized that I was drawn to the field of Early Childhood Education (ECE). Watching the educators develop and build connections between themselves and the children was a joy for me to see. I…

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One step closer to becoming an Early Childhood Educator

After graduating from the Early Childhood Education (ECE) program at Stenberg College, I was a little unsure about what the next step in my career would be. Fortunately, I had signed up for Stenberg’s co-operative work experience program. This allowed me to gain real work experience right after graduation.

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My journey to becoming an Early Childhood Educator

After 10 cherished months, the Early Childhood Education (ECE) program was coming to an end. I went through many emotions as I completed the final paperwork I had to submit to Jill Hammer, my practicum monitor.

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Skills developed in Early Childhood Education

In our first practicum, which was earlier in the program, we gained experience applying the skills and techniques learned in class to the job site. These skills and techniques had been mainly theoretical up until our first practicum.

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Scheduling Normalcy

COVID-19 altered our daily life. Every day feels like a never-ending Saturday. By creating a schedule, I’m able to maintain “normalcy” in my days.

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From Classroom to Chatroom

This is a different and difficult situation we are all forced to live in right now. It is out of our hands and although we are supposed to stay inside our homes due to health recommendations, we are encouraged to continue with our daily routines. That helps bring a sense of normality to our day-to-day…

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How I found my calling as an Early Childhood Educator

Since I was young, I’ve enjoyed taking care of younger children. It began when my baby sister was born. I would insist on changing her diapers and feeding and bathing her. As she was growing up, I played “babysitting” with her and her friends and my love for helping and taking care of children continued to grow.

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Life after graduating from Early Childhood Education – Post-Basic

My name is Sammi and my college journey with Stenberg began in March 2018 with the Early Childhood Education (ECE) program. After graduating from this program as Valedictorian, I still had a strong desire to learn and decided to continue my education. I began the Early Childhood Education-Post Basic (ECE-PB) program at Stenberg in March…

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Why I Chose to Become an Early Childhood Educator

Like some of you, I was in a career I didn’t enjoy. I found the work unfulfilling and the environment toxic. Some days, my husband had to push me out of the house to go to work. So, I began thinking about changing careers. After some self-reflection, talking to a counsellor, and observing the teachers…

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3 Things I Learned From the Early Childhood Education Program

Since starting the Early Childhood Education (ECE) program in January, I learned more things than I could’ve ever fathomed. Our instructors, Jill Hammer and Miss Pat Bates have been so supportive throughout the ECE course; they are our pillars of strength on the personal front. In every class, they demonstrated how the first five years…

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