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Community Child Care Association’s blog for early childhood educators

Is it wrong for educators to use the word ‘kids’?

Question: Is it wrong for educators to use the word ‘kids’?

Answer: Choose professional language to foster a culture of respect

Children use the word ‘kids’ when they talk about ‘other kids’, and adults use it when talking about ‘their kids’,…

Child inside a tepee

Question: Is it ok to use tepees, or is this cultural appropriation?

Answer: It depends

Like every other decision we make in early childhood education and care, choosing whether it is right to use a tepee…

iStock - Boy in reflective jacket

Question: Should children wear high-vis vests on excursions?

Answer: It depends on your ‘why’

Many educators feel more comfortable using high-vis on excursions, and that’s okay. But when it comes to child…