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  • Hi Nina, Welcome to Seattle! I relocated last summer from Chicago; I hope that you will love it as much as I do. The Administrative Code that details the licensing standards for early learning in the state of Washington (know as WAC) has recently undergone ... More

  • Many years ago I did my Master's project on conflict and conflict resolution between early childhood educators.  Early childhood teaching is very different from other professions.  We do things with children's bodies--clean them, cuddle them, support ... More

  • Hi Melissa,  Yes, that is a classic challenge. How do you go about initiating and supporting those difficult conversations?  Chris ------------------------------ Chris Amirault School Director, Tulsa Educare Member, Affiliate Advisory Council Tulsa ... More

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    It seems that my assistant and I are clashing again this year.  We have had discussions of expectations in the past.  These expectations were agreed upon, but have yet to be followed up on. However, it seems that administration makes excuses for actions, ... More

  • Hello all! I am currently a CDA instructor at a small non-profit at Columbus, Ohio. I am, sort of suddenly, relocating to the Greater Seattle area in Washington State.  I am in the process of getting my state credentials through the Merit system, and ... More


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