What Professional Development in Early Childhood Science Will Meet the Requirements of Practicing Teachers?

Read this excellent article regarding ongoing professional development for teachers working in a Reggio inspired environment

A Reggio Approach to Early Childhood Education (in a setting for children with special needs) at PreK+K Sharing

A Reggio Approach to Early Childhood Education at PreK+K Sharing. Great page promoting inquiry-based learning!

By: Diane Kashin, Ed.D, RECE. When I first began teaching early childhood education about three decades ago, there were many discussions about the language that we use  to name what we do. I rememb…

Invitations, Provocations and Reflective Practice

By: Diane Kashin, Ed.D, RECE. When I first began teaching early childhood education about three decades ago, there were many discussions about the language that we use to name what we do. I rememb…

The Kindergarten Program This past summer the Ontario Ministry of Education released the new Kindergarten Program document for the upcomi...

The Kindergarten Program This past summer the Ontario Ministry of Education released the new Kindergarten Program document for the upcomi.

Little People Learn: Playing with Photos

Little People Learn: Playing with Photos : Symmetry, Recognition/ Names, Matching, Similarites and Differences.

Transforming our Learning Environment into a Space of Possibilities: Natural Materials

Transforming our Learning Environment into a Space of Possibilities: What materials are you using to provoke thinking? Great post full of photos an ideas for loose materials in the classroom.

Learn with Play at Home: Using Loose Parts for Play. Learning Naturally A child's need to be creative, to think "outside the box," to experiment and to control their play and learning while adapting it to their own interests.

Using Loose Parts for Play. Learning Naturally

Learn with Play at Home: Using Loose Parts for Play. Loads of brilliant ideas for using stuff already around the house for play and learning maths concepts

All About Tinker Trays + 10 Ways to Use Them - Meri Cherry

All About Tinker Trays + 10 Ways to Use Them

Over the past year I've become a huge fan of tinker trays. I am a firm believer in open ended art for young children, older children too. Tinker trays are the perfect jumping off point for limitless possibilities and creativity.

By: Diane Kashin, Ed.D, RECE. Ontario’s pedagogy for the early years: How Does Learning Happen (2014)  is considered a pedagogical document. It suggests a number of pedagogical approaches to “nurtu…

Not all Documentation is Pedagogical Yet – and that’s Okay!

By: Diane Kashin, Ed.D, RECE. Ontario’s pedagogy for the early years: How Does Learning Happen is considered a pedagogical document. It suggests a number of pedagogical approaches to “nurtu…

Reggio Emilia Approach - great explanation of development, "curriculum", the teacher's role, projects/media, etc.

Reggio Emilia Approach - great explanation of development, "curriculum", the teacher's role, projects/media, etc.

reggio emilia playroom and nature table an everyday story Its Not Just a Stick: A Simple Nature Table

It's Not Just a Stick: A Simple Nature Table

Did you know you could get tie drawers? I guess maybe snazzy businessmen might….I came across this tie drawer and thought it would make the perfe

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