Is daycare “ONLY” for diaper changing? The educational intentionality in Early Childhood Education and Care

Is daycare “ONLY” for diaper changing? The educational intentionality in Early Childhood Education and Care

In daycare, people spend too much time in diaper changing?! Changing diapers is a chore to get done fast, and “everyone knows how to change a diaper”?! Comments like these are common and contain many misleading ideas about Early Childhood

Language stimulation during meals

Language stimulation during meals

This blog message was written by teacher trainers Helena Taelman & Marlies Algoet (Belgium, ODISEE) Meals can offer excellent opportunities for language stimulation, according to current research.  How can we savor every bit of it in the family context and

How to integrate STEM and language in a diverse preschool class?

How to integrate STEM and language in a diverse preschool class?

This blog post was contributed by teacher trainers Marlies Algoet, Thijs Eeckhout & Helena Taelman (ODISEE) Flemish preschool classrooms contain a relatively high number of multilingual preschoolers from families with a low socioeconomic status. These children may benefit from high-quality