Categories for Early Childhood Education

the importance of second third or even 5th language

Little Lingo Learners: The Importance of a Second, Third or Even 5th Language

Posted on July 11, 2020

This morning I had a very interesting discussion with two new parents. They were both here to settle their children to eventually attend Leap Start Early Learning Child Care. The visiting father spoke 4 languages: Hindi, English, Sanskrit, and his local dialect from West India, and the visiting mother and her husband spoke Thai and Vietnamese at home. There was a worry that too many languages might be overwhelming for a child to learn simultaneously, however being German myself and...

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The “Warm and Fuzzy”

Posted on June 23, 2020

Early Childhood Education is a busy profession to work in– engaging with so many people, staff, and families from all walks of life,  with different personalities ethnicities and backgrounds and always having to be prepared for the unexpected, is what makes it such an interesting and fulfilling job. Here at Leap Start, we embrace our children and their families wholeheartedly as they are. We know our families and despite offering exceptional education, developing our own pedagogical approach and running 5...

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Hello to you all!

Posted on June 15, 2020

I hope that you’re well when you’re this reading this and that your loved ones are safe and well! What a time it’s been- so many changes for everyone to deal with and adjust to. Our Leap Start Team dealt with everything well beyond my wildest expectations: Early on we implemented very stringent hygiene measures, reassured our parents, and created online content for our Facebook page and group to stay in touch with our Leap Start family We’re very excited...

NQS

Understanding the National Quality Standard for Early Childhood Education and Care Services

Posted on January 28, 2020

The National Quality Standard (NQS) includes seven areas under which child care services are assessed and rated by regulatory authorities in each state/territory. These ratings help families to identify quality child care services for their children. Below we explain a little bit about the seven quality areas and how you can spot a quality service QA 1 – Educational program and practice Educators are required to create and deliver education and care programs based on the interests, needs, abilities and...