Early Childhood Theories and Practices for Everyday Life

Explore and Equip Yourselves For Thriving Relationships with Young Children
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Rating: 4.4 out of 5 (16 ratings)
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Define and understand who the competent child is.
Learn to extend and hold space for yourself and children to be present in diverse contexts.
Develop a reflective and conscious posture towards your relationships with children.
Reflect on ordinary moments to develop experience in understanding children in diverse contexts.
Explore and understand how to positively use language with children.
Develop a keen sense of empathy towards children and those who work with children.
Complete reflection questions to know how to form and ask contextualized questions in your own life.


  • No Early Childhood experience needed. Simply come open to new ideas and to think differently.
  • Readily available note taking tools are suggested. These could be, but are not limited to a note book and pen, tablet, or voice recorder.


Examining and reflecting on everyday moments through the lens of Early Childhood Education.

By stepping back and reflecting on everyday moments and interactions with children, you'll develop a refined sense of how to support young children. These ideas, practices, and invitations are based on theories that form the foundations of Early Childhood.

Rooted in the knowledge of Child Development, Child Psychology, Childhood, Early Years Relationships, and Developmentally Appropriate Practice, you'll be invited to reflect on how your words, actions, and thoughts directly impact children and your relationships with them.

Whether you are currently a parent or educator, or in the process of becoming either, this course will give you the space you need to become an active and essential part of children's lives. The unique approach of focusing on everyday moments gives you experience that is both, contextualized and broad in scope. With the tools you'll develop in this course, you'll be better equipped to begin and thrive in your relationships with young children.

Do you have a passion for children?

Do you hope to support them to the best of your abilities?

Do you want to see children thrive as members of our society?

Then you are in the best possible place you can be, and I can't wait to join you on this journey!

Note: To benefit the most out of this course, be sure to take your time on the reflection questions and notice what ideas and questions come up for you! 

Who this course is for:

  • Current or Prospect Parents of young children.
  • Prospect or beginner Early Childhood Educators.
  • Volunteers who work with or hope to work with young children.


Early Childhood Education
Freeman Lam
  • 4.4 Instructor Rating
  • 16 Reviews
  • 718 Students
  • 1 Course

Hello, my name is Freeman Lam, and I am an Early Childhood Educator based in Vancouver, Canada. With childcare experience in various contexts, I bring a keen sense of awareness and intention to my work. I have a Bachelor's of Early Childhood Care and Education and a Diploma of Early Childhood Education, which have both equipped me with a multifaceted, culturally aware, and pedagogically driven knowledge base. I hope to help fellow educators and parents of young children to enrich their interactions, work, and relationships.

I seek to offer a space where the theories, practices, and postures of Early Childhood Education and Care are accessible. Where they can be grasped and applied in diverse contexts by whoever has the willingness and heart to learn.

I am a fully certified Early Childhood Educator, which includes Infant and Toddler, and Special Needs/Inclusive Practice certifications.

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