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Building Nature Connections in the Early Years

Building Nature Connections in the Early Years

By: Diane Kashin, Ed.D, RECE. I regret to say that when I worked with young children I did not fully embrace the opportunity to help them build nature connections. I have made that confession in a previous post. However, in the last five or six years, nature pedagogy has become both a passion and a research … Continue reading

Lines in the Sand in ECE: Where do you Draw the Line?

Lines in the Sand in ECE: Where do you Draw the Line?

By: Diane Kashin, Ed.D, RECE. and Cindy Green, BSc, RECE. This is the third in a series of blogs written about a leadership research project that we are working on with Upper Canada Child Care Centres. In the first post we introduced the research project. In the second post we reflected on reflection as an important process essential to … Continue reading

Growing Pedagogical Leaders: A Research Project

Growing Pedagogical Leaders: A Research Project

By: Diane Kashin, Ed.D, RECE. and Cindy Green, BSc, RECE. This is the first of a series of blogs written about a leadership research project that we are working on with Upper Canada Child Care Centres. It has been many years since we first connected with Upper Canada Child Care in various capacities. Most recently … Continue reading

Play is the Answer: Make Room for Play

Play is the Answer: Make Room for Play

By: Diane Kashin, Ed.D, RECE. Many years ago, Jean Piaget, the famous Swiss psychologist who spent most of his life studying children and how they learn, said: Play is the answer to the question, how does anything new ever come about? ~ Jean Piaget The playing child is a learning child. We need to make … Continue reading

The Rhythm of Learning in Nature: A Knowledge Retreat

The Rhythm of Learning in Nature: A Knowledge Retreat

By: Diane Kashin, Ed.D, RECE. This is the third summer, that the York Region Nature Collaborative  has hosted the The Rhythm of Learning in Nature, which has been promoted over the years as a 5-day summer intensive – an unforgettable indoor/outdoor learning journey for about 30 early learning professionals. Previously billed as the Reggio Summer Intensive, this … Continue reading