A holistic framework for training adults who serve children

The holistic nature and shared importance of childhood calls for a comprehensive approach that involves all actors across multiple sectors (Nurturing Care Framework, World Health Organization, 2018). All adults… … including caretakers, educators, health practitioners, entrepreneurs, leaders, judges, social workers, policy makers law enforcement officers, lawyers, and journalists have a role to play in protecting, caring for and serving children.

When the Voice of the Child Must Be Heard

One of the most challenging subjects that early childhood educators deal with is sexual harassment.  There are many issues to consider when thinking about teaching children about violence, especially sexual violence.  Most teachers will tell you how uncomfortable they are talking to children about topics that can be taboo in their culture.  How parents will …

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Five Reasons Why Expanding Globally Matters Right Now!

As a leader in Online Training, the Global Childhood Academy platform has experienced growth and success following the Pandemic surge for online learning. Content creators who train adults working with children are being pulled in many directions and perhaps “scaling up globally” is not even on their radar, but that silent voice in your head …

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Artificial intelligence and early childhood professionals

Whether we like it or not, artificial intelligence is almost certainly an inevitability in the future of education. Attempts to design artificially intelligent curriculums for early childhood already exist, such as the MIT-developed “PopBots,” meant to help preschool children interact with social robots to learn AI concepts. However, as research into AI and its application to the education sector expands, we need to consider the readiness of current teachers, and prepare future teachers, for this new reality. 

Why Early Childhood Educators Are Design Thinkers

  Have you heard of a concept called Design Thinking? Do you want to know the basics of an innovative problem-solving and creative process that fortune 500 companies and entrepreneurs use? In this article, I want to tell you why early childhood educators are using design thinking in their everyday lives; here is how.  Recently, …

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Imagining the World of the Global Child: Visual Literacy and Creating Better Society

  How can those who work with children better select images that paint a more realistic vision of the world and other people? It is said that an image speaks 1000 words. The pictures and visual elements that children are exposed to in an educational setting matter as they paint the images and understandings of …

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