Hatch Early Learning

How to Find Funding for Your Teachers’ Professional Development

When it comes to your teachers’ professional development, there’s so much to consider. Not only do you have to think about you’re their individual learning styles, but you also have to remember just how difficult professional growth can be when time is so limited. Even with those constraints aside, there’s always another looming barrier to overcome — funding.

At Hatch Early Learning, we understand how important supporting your teachers with high-quality professional development programming and tools really is. That’s why we’re here to help you identify funding sources available outside the typical ways you find funding and how you can apply it to support your teachers.

Here are two more funding resources to tap to help take your teachers to the next level in professional development:


5 Ways to Incorporate Mindfulness in Early Childhood Education

Introducing your children to mindfulness is one of the most effective ways to ensure their success both inside and outside of the classroom. Whether you want to help kids improve focus, enhance their social-emotional learning, or help them stay on track academically, the benefits of mindfulness will have a lasting impact on their health and well-being. All you have to do is practice!

If you’re looking to add a mindfulness practice to your teaching toolkit, here are a few proven strategies to effectively incorporate it into your learning program:


10 Ways to Celebrate Teacher Appreciation Week This Year

At Hatch, we believe every week should be Teacher Appreciation Week. But next week is officially Teacher Appreciation Week — and Tuesday is National Teacher Day — so we hope you’re planning an even bigger “thank you!” for all your amazing teachers.

Whether you plan on decorating classrooms or loading up on your teachers’ favorite treats, there’s no better time than Teacher Appreciation Week to show your teachers how much they mean to your learning program.


4 Books to Celebrate National Family Literacy Month

National Family Literacy Month ends today, but that doesn't mean we have to stop reading together! When it comes to instilling a lifelong love of reading among children, families play a critical role. That’s why it’s so important to encourage parents to read aloud to their children at home during and beyond National Family Literacy Month.