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So far Sarah Kelly has created 32 blog entries.

Scrambling Parents in Toronto Can Hire an Au Pair as Alternative to Ministry of Education Care Centres

Recently, an article was released in the Globe and Mail about an after-school care centre being forced to close down for two days out of five because the Ministry of Education found non-compliances in their program. This is caused many parents to scramble to find care for their children. Within the past two years, the [...]

Scrambling Parents in Toronto Can Hire an Au Pair as Alternative to Ministry of Education Care Centres 2017-11-22T09:59:41+00:00

Au Pair’s Expectations of Their Host Family in Canada

An Au Pair (AP) comes to Canada to live-in because they have an interest in childcare AND they want to learn the Canadian way of living. In order to do that, they have certain expectations of their host family to make their experience in Canada special and rewarding. Here are some of those expectations: Show [...]

Au Pair’s Expectations of Their Host Family in Canada 2017-11-22T10:27:53+00:00

How an Au Pair Will Save You Time

Recently I went to a meeting with local entrepreneurs to collaborate on our business ventures, personal journeys and to provide a space of encouragement. There were people from all backgrounds, ages and businesses. A constant through the conversations was finding time. One person even expressed their struggle with expanding their business because of coordinating child [...]

How an Au Pair Will Save You Time 2017-10-14T15:08:06+00:00

Self-Reg and the Three R’s

This is the third blog post in our series on Self-Reg. Our first blog post explained what self-regulation and stress is, and how caregivers can help children with managing their stress. Our second blog post was about self-regulation and the Interbrain (the communication channel between a caregiver and a child). Now we want to provide [...]

Self-Reg and the Three R’s 2017-08-29T14:11:59+00:00

Self-regulation and The Interbrain

In Dr. Stuart Shanker’s book Self-Reg we are introduced to helpful ways to break a child’s and a child care provider’s stress cycle and successfully engage with life. One tool that Dr. Shanker has introduced us to in this book is the Interbrain, or a shared intuitive channel of communication. Think of it this way. [...]

Self-regulation and The Interbrain 2017-08-22T14:24:42+00:00

How Can Children Self-Regulate?

The universe has give child care a beautiful gift in the package of Dr. Stuart Shanker. Shanker is a Distinguished Research Professor Emeritus of Philosophy and Psychology at York University and the CEO of the MEHRIT Centre, Ltd. Stuart has also worked with the government of Canada to help regulate child care. So, why is [...]

How Can Children Self-Regulate? 2017-08-22T14:18:24+00:00