How much do Early Childhood Educators Earn?

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Early Childhood Education (ECE) is increasingly being recognized as a national asset. Studies have shown long term positive effects of quality preschool programs: as adults, preschool attendees stay in school longer, earn more, and lead more stable lives in terms of home ownership and longer marriages. Other studies have shown that preschool education produces positive effects on children’s learning and development. The national government has acted to support preschool education by funding prekindergarten programs for low-income families.

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How do I become a Children’s Curriculum Developer?

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A curriculum developer aids teachers by preparing them in the most recent techniques and educational approaches. They evaluate and revise curricula to keep current with up-to-the-minute technology and state and federal guidelines. Their curriculum development obligations demand them to travel to various schools to study teachers and to provide trainings. Their daily schedules carry out standard year-round operating hours. Because they work directly with teachers, it will be beneficial when they have excellent interpersonal communicators and if they have a teaching history.

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How do I become a Children’s Software Developer?

Technology is not just an important part of modern adult life, but a crucial part of education as well. Children must be prepared to succeed in a world where technology is an integral part of their careers and their daily existences. Schools are using technology in an ever-expanding range of ways, including standardized testing, communicating with parents, tracking student progress, and daily classroom learning. Children’s software developers develop games, application, and other software programs for children. These products help children to learn and grow to be successful adults.

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The Top 15 Education Conferences of 2015

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Attention teachers, faculty and parents: If you are looking for some amazing conferences to attend this school year, look no further. Below is our top 15 education conference choices from around the country. From reading intervention, pre-school classrooms and even new and innovative technology ideas, check out these 15 can’t miss conferences.

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What Careers Can I have with an Early Childhood Education Degree?

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The first years of our lives are a formative period that can lay the foundation for our growth into adulthood, emotionally, physically, and intellectually. A degree in Early Childhood Education prepares you with the skills necessary to help cultivate healthy growth in children, shaping their lives and the communities that they live in for the better. For practitioners of these incredibly important tasks, it should come as no surprise that there are dozens of highly sought after and rewarding career opportunities. Much like with the potential of these young minds, the sky is truly the limit with a degree in Early Childhood Education, with diverse career opportunities ranging from education to social work.

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10 Ways to Integrate Technology into your Classroom

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When I first started teaching it was a goal of mine to integrate technology into the classroom as much as I could. I began my teaching career after being a graphic designer and working for a textbook publisher. That experience taught me how important technology is in the real world. Over the years I have continued to try to find new ways to use technology and changed how my students learn. I love discovering new ideas and trying out different ways to best reach my students, regardless of their learning needs. Technology integration not only engages my students but it also gives me the opportunity to differentiate their learning in a variety of mediums. At times, this can feel somewhat overwhelming but there are many creative ways to bring technology into everyday lessons. Here are 10 creative ways I integrate technology into my own classroom.

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The 15 Most Amazing Virtual Field Trips

Education today is anything but standardized. There are a growing number of children being homeschooled, using distance learning, enrolled in charter schools, attending private schools, and as many different approaches to education as there are public school systems in the United States. If there’s one aspect of the educational experience that all these approaches share, it’s a need for students to become engaged and immersed in experiences outside the classroom.

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Why Every Preschool Teacher Should Play With LEGOs

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Legos have long enjoyed widespread adoption in the home, largely serving as a creative outlet for children after they arrive home from preschool or elementary school. In an educational context, people are perhaps most familiar with massive Lego competitions that take place in high schools and in engineering programs at the college level. These building blocks, however, can also serve as a fundamental part of early childhood education. Their ability to be manipulated, to leverage the power of colors, sizes, and structures, and to engage the creative mind, allows for unique instructional capabilities that more effectively teach educational concepts to those under the age of eight. For those who are wondering exactly how this works, consider a few of the most common implementations and ideas being put to work by today’s educators.

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