Category: Professional Development

Time Management

Time Management Skills in the Childcare Classroom

Time management skills in the childcare classroom are what will ensure you are a fabulous teacher of young children. As a teacher, there is a lot that needs to be done in our day. Whether that’s planning activities, teaching multiple subjects, or even just guiding the children to their next destination. It is important to

Work + Relaxation: The Balance in Your Home Office

As companies continue to take advantage of remote working, employees are looking for ways to turn their home spaces into office spaces. But how does one balance a productive office with a relaxing one? Work + Relaxation: The Balance in Your Home Office shares some home updates that can improve your home office. Consider

parental fatigue

Always Tired? It Might Be Parental Fatigue

Caring for a special needs child is a full-time job. As a parent with a child on the autism spectrum, you already know this, and you likely feel the strain. Parental fatigue, or parental burnout, can leave you feeling drained and like a shell of your former self. But you can reclaim your energy and

Welcome to the Child Development Associate (CDA) Process

Hello my fellow Early Childhood Educators! My name is Tiffany and I am one of the Instructor’s at I live and work in Philadelphia, PA and have been here my entire life (almost 39 years!). My background is in Early Childhood Education, Psychology, and Teaching, Learning and Curriculum. I currently work full-time as a

Wrapping Up a School Year

Some schools transition children all throughout the year, and some have a formal “move-up” day or graduation. There seem to be more and more Pre-K graduations these days than ever before. Although exciting, this can make for a more stressful time of year for early childhood educators. While some classrooms are filled with rehearsals, and


Self Growth

This month I wanted to discuss some of the resources that are out there for teachers like you! Often, teachers need to continuously grow and educate themselves  about new aspects of the field to stay up to date. Especially in this course, teachers are required to use time management and their previous knowledge to draw


New Year New You!

I believe the new year brings so many endless possibilities! It is a fresh start for you and your children. I encourage you to let go of any difficulties you had and embrace this time of year to set goals and expand your knowledge in the field of education! Try different activities in your class,

Resources for Early Childhood Educators

Hello CDA Candidates and Early Childhood Educators! This month I want to focus on resources that are available for educators. As we say goodbye to summer, and enter Autumn, “The Season of Giving” seems to be right around the corner. As such, I would like to share some ideas on where teachers can turn when

My Child Development Associate

While summertime can bring long sunny days, time spent vacationing, visiting the beach, swimming, etc., it can also be a time of reflection where adult learners start to think about their future in the education field. Here at, we want adults to reach their full potential in the early childhood field, and in this