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Free Professional Development Podcasts for ECE Professionals

Aug 06, 2021    |   Books, Videos & Podcasts

In the busy world of ECE, it can be tricky to find time to take advantage of professional development opportunities to continue growing in your career.  Podcasts offer a convenient way to learn, and in this article we share a few podcasts with early childhood information to support your teaching practice. The podcasts below are all free to download so you can listen at your convenience.

Creating a Supportive and Inclusive Environment for Children in Your Classroom

In this episode of The Preschool Podcast from early childhood tech company, HiMama, Renee Pena Lopez, Early Childhood Intervention Specialist, shares how educators can create supportive and inclusive classrooms. She highlights the use of modeling as a teaching tool, and emphasizes the importance of getting to know the needs of each individual child.

Click here to listen to this podcast.

How Antiracism Work is Changing Early Childhood Education 

EdSurge is an organization that reports on learning and education. This episode of the EdSurge podcast explores how preschool teachers can have meaningful conversations with children about differences and diversity. In a conversation with Dr. Calvin Moore, Jr., CEO of the Council for Professional Recognition, which administers the Child Development Associate National Credentialing Program, this podcast explores how educators can feel prepared to answer children’s questions in ways that support the development of positive social identities, that encourage self-expression, and help all children to feel comfortable and safe. This podcast also explores how educators are being supported in this important work.

Listen to the episode on Apple Podcasts, Overcast, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Play Music.

How Partnering With Your Child’s Caregiver Supports Healthy Development (available in English & in Spanish)

In this episode of ZERO TO THREE’s podcast series, Little Kids, Big Questions, Dr. Jerlean Daniel describes what quality child care looks like and how parents and child care providers can work together to nurture young children’s healthy development.

This podcast is geared towards parents, but provides powerful insight for ECE professionals who are interested in gaining more insight into what parents are looking for in a high-quality learning environment and in partnership with their child’s educators.

Click here to listen to this episode.

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