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Curating Vintage Resources in Early Childhood Education

Curating Vintage Resources in Early Childhood Education

By: Diane Kashin, Ed. D, RECE.  Vintage resources have value in early childhood education. They are readily available and affordable. I love hunting for curiosities and oddities that would appeal to children’s imagination and encourage their creativity. I can’t think of a better way to pass the time, then to share the experience of vintage … Continue reading

Critically Reflecting on Critical Friendships

Critically Reflecting on Critical Friendships

By: Diane Kashin, Ed.D., RECE. For the last six months, I have been thinking and writing about critical friendships in anticipation of new book on the topic for Redleaf Press. The experience has been transformational as I think back and think forward about professional friendships and children’s peer-to-peer relationships. The construct of friendship implies a … Continue reading

The Studio Approach to Early Childhood Education

The Studio Approach to Early Childhood Education

By: Diane Kashin, Ed.D, RECE. and Rosalba Bortolotti, RECE. It was twenty-five years ago when our story began. We were brought together by a mutual interest in early childhood education and the Reggio Emilia Approach. When we met, Rosalba was working at a child care centre and I had just begun to teach early childhood … Continue reading

Continuous Professional Learning for Early Childhood Educators: Creating Environments as a “Third Teacher”

Continuous Professional Learning for Early Childhood Educators: Creating Environments as a “Third Teacher”

By: Diane Kashin, Ed.D, RECE. and Laura Salau, RECE. To early childhood educators around the world, but especially to those in our province, Ontario, Canada, this blog post is designed to support your continuous professional learning. It is the fourth post in a series focused on the pedagogical approaches from How Does Learning Happen? (2014). These approaches … Continue reading