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Circle Time

Kids & Family Podcasts

A podcast where we dive deep into all things little over the first five years, exploring the joys and challenges of parenting and early childhood education. Each week, hosts Colin and Yolanda will bring you insights and advice from experts in the field, as well as stories and tips from parents like you. Whether you're a new parent, an experienced educator, or somewhere in between, you'll find something of value in our discussions.

Location:

United States

Description:

A podcast where we dive deep into all things little over the first five years, exploring the joys and challenges of parenting and early childhood education. Each week, hosts Colin and Yolanda will bring you insights and advice from experts in the field, as well as stories and tips from parents like you. Whether you're a new parent, an experienced educator, or somewhere in between, you'll find something of value in our discussions.

Language:

English

Contact:

6144532055


Episodes

Introductions with Yolanda Owens

12/21/2022
We're closing out the year by kicking off Season 3 of Circle Time! In this episode, we are excited to introduce you to our new cohost, Yoland Owens. We chat a bit with Yoland about her journey and what inspired her to join Circle Time. We'll also be discussing our plans for the upcoming season. As always, thank you for joining for another episode of Circle Time. Be sure to check the show notes for additional tips and tricks, and subscribe to Circle Time on Spotify, Apple Podcast, or wherever you get your podcasts. Circle Time is a product of SproutFive, a nonprofit that since 1922 has been working to reimagine early education. You can learn more about our work at sproutfive.org. Support the show

Duration:00:24:20

Santa Claus, Saint Nicholas, and Family with Colin and Yolanda

12/21/2022
In this episode of Circle Time, Colin and Yolanda explore the topic of discussing Santa Claus with young children and navigating holiday traditions with extended family. As parents and early childhood educators, they know firsthand the importance of being thoughtful and intentional about how we introduce holiday traditions to young children, and how to navigate the complexities of celebrating with loved ones from different backgrounds and perspectives. Join us as we discuss Yolanda's family's tradition of honoring Saint Nicholas, and how to approach discussions about Santa Claus with honesty and sensitivity to wanting to tell the truth. Whether you're a new parent, an experienced educator, or somewhere in between, this episode of Circle Time has something for everyone as we dive deep into all things little over the first five years. We hope that our discussion made the first five years just a little easier. Be sure to check the show notes for additional tips and tricks, and subscribe to Circle Time on Spotify, Apple Podcast, or wherever you get your podcasts. Circle Time is a product of SproutFive, a nonprofit that since 1922 has been working to reimagine early education. You can learn more about our work at sproutfive.org. Support the show

Duration:00:32:27

COSI, STEM, and Early Education with Stephen White

5/21/2021

Duration:00:13:32

Phonological Awareness with Dr. Shayne Piasta

5/21/2021

Duration:00:29:02

Adapting Home Environments for Littles With Special Needs with Jennifer Haddow

5/21/2021

Duration:00:41:16

Tantrums - Why They Happen. What Can We Do? with Dr. Tyanna Snider

4/12/2021
On the show today we're throwing a fit over this week's episode that will make you want to scream. With joy that is over all the tips and insights provided by our cohost. Dr. Tyanna Snyder, a pediatric psychologist at Nationwide Children's Hospital. Every day she is working with families on a range of topics from picky eaters to sleep problems. In this week's episode, Dr. Snyder, unpacks temper tantrums, and provides a host of tools that can be used in and out of the classroom when helping overcome big emotions. Support the show

Duration:00:30:38

STEM and Early Learners with Dr. Mandy McCormick Smith

3/5/2021
On the show today we’re talking changes, making mistakes, and getting STEM-y as we dive into Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math with early learners. This episodes guest co-host comes to us from the College Education and Human Ecology at The Ohio State University. Dr. Mandy McCormick Smith is an Assistant Professor of STEM Education in the Department of Teaching and Learning. Dr. McCormick Smith’s work focuses on Culturally Informed Pedagogies, Play-based Science Instruction, and Early Childhood/Elementary Science Education. Be sure to stick around for the end of the episode where we provide a few experiments you can do with your littles at home. Support the show

Duration:00:29:14

Teaching the ABCs with Dr. Shayne Piasta

2/5/2021
Ah - Bu - Kuh - Du. How well do we actually know our ABCs, and how effective are we at teaching this critical first step in reading to our littles? Today’s guest, Dr. Shayne Piasta, is an Associate Professor of Reading and Literature in Early and Middle Childhood in the Department of Teaching and Learning at the Ohio State University. She also is a faculty fellow at the Crane Center for Early Childhood Research and Policy. Her research focuses on early literacy development and how it is best supported during preschool and elementary years. Dr. Piasta is an acclaimed scholar, and the reason I got into child development and early education. I am thrilled to have had the opportunity to ask Shayne about alphabet knowledge and better understand how we can be more effective when teaching littles about letters. Support the show

Duration:00:29:58

Health and Wellness with Dr. Sarah Denny

12/4/2020
Today’s guest co-host is making a home visit and answering your questions on pediatric wellness. Dr. Sarah Denny is an attending physician in the Division of Primary Care Pediatrics at Nationwide Children’s Hospital and as an Associate Clinical Professor of Pediatrics at The Ohio State University College of Medicine. She is the Co-Chair of Injury, Violence and Poison Prevention for the Ohio Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics and at the national level, serves on the Executive Committee for the Council on Injury, Violence and Poison Prevention for the American Academy of Pediatrics. Dr. Denny is Co-Director for Resident Advocacy Education at Nationwide Children’s Hospital and enjoys teaching pediatric residents how pediatricians can effectively advocate for the needs of their patients. I asked Sarah to join me on Circle Time to answer your questions on health and wellness during the first 2,000 days. Support the show

Duration:00:27:15

Arts Around Columbus with Tom Katzenmeyer

10/23/2020
From kitchen refrigerators to city skyscrapers, guest co-host, and president and CEO of the Greater Columbus Arts Council, Tom Katzenmeyer knows the importance of art for our littles in our community. This special arts edition of Circle Time is part of our month-long art celebration "ARTober!" You can join in on the ARTober fun by joining our virtual gallery opening and auction on October 28 at 7 PM. For more information and to RSVP visit southsidelearning.org/little-art-gallery, or bid on art at southsidelearning.org/auction! All proceeds benefit high-quality early learning in Columbus, Ohio. Support the show

Duration:00:22:39

Kindergarten Readiness and a Community Approach with Jane Leach

10/16/2020
Today’s guest co-host is a lifelong educator now tasked with a big mission for the future of our community. As executive director of Future Ready Columbus, Jane Leach is working with the public, private and community partners to ensure every child in Franklin County enters kindergarten ready for lifelong success. The Bright By Text service Jane mentioned truly is one of my favorite tools for families. By texting “futureready” that's f-u-t-u-r-e-r-e-a-d-y to 274448 you will receive periodic tips and resources tailored to your little’s age to help them grow into healthy, happy, and successful adults. Support the show

Duration:00:28:56

Brain Development and Children’s Critical First Years with Dr. Laura Justice

9/25/2020
On the show today, a billion tiny connections to be made and using a goose to do it. Today’s guest co-host is a name to know in early childhood! Dr. Laura Justice is a language scientist, an expert on children’s literacy intervention, and is a Distinguished Professor of Educational Psychology at Ohio State University. In 2005, Laura received the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers from President George W. Bush, and if being a word-class researcher wasn’t enough, Laura is the Executive Director of the Crane Center for Early Childhood Research and Policy and the A. Sophie Rogers School for Early Learning, putting her at the center of Columbus’ early childhood community. Support the show

Duration:00:26:20

The Power of Kindness and Giving Back with Kathy Jackson

9/11/2020
On the show today way to instill kindness and giving in your little. Columbus Ohio’s Remarkable Woman of 2020, and serving as volunteer extraordinaire at South Side Early Learning, Kathy Jackson, knows a thing or two about teaching kindness and how to get involved in our communities regardless of our age. From South Side Early Learning in Columbus, OH gather round for Circle Time. Support the show

Duration:00:23:01

Back to School with Thia Thissen

9/4/2020
On the show today a little secret on squashing those back to school jitters. Assistant Director of Family and Student Services Thia Thissen discusses strategies for easing first day of school anxiety for littles and parents. From South Side Early Learning in Columbus, OH gather round for Circle Time. Support the show

Duration:00:24:26

An Early Investment into Our Community with Councilwoman Elizabeth Brown

8/14/2020
On the show today we talk with Columbus City Council President Pro Temp Elizabeth Brown. From City Hall to the White House, how one investment can build brains and strengthen neighborhoods. From South Side Early Learning in Columbus, OH gather round for Circle Time. Do your part in supporting high quality early learning by voting this November! Visit vote.gov for more information on how to register to vote. Support the show

Duration:00:29:27

Talking Race with Kelly Whickham Hurst

7/31/2020
On the show today Kelly Wickham Hurst talks about big topics for little learners. How and when do we begin to have the conversation around race, or are little simply “too little” for this dialogue? From South Side Early Learning in Columbus, OH gather round for Circle Time. Support the show

Duration:00:19:50

2,000 Days to Get It Right

7/16/2020
Riddle me this: if you want to set someone up for success in life, when is the most critical age to begin? From South Side Early Learning in Columbus, OH, gather round for Circle Time. Support the show

Duration:00:03:41

Welcome to Circle Time

7/16/2020
From South Side Early Learning in Columbus, OH, welcome to Circle Time. Support the show

Duration:00:02:28