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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

The Future is Now: The Child as Citizen

The Future is Now: The Child as Citizen

By: Diane Kashin, Ed.D, RECE. Being in the early childhood education sector for so many years, there are some things that I get tired of hearing. Too often, I hear it said, “Children are the future”. I often counter to say that the future is now. Even more annoying is to hear the future being … 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

Loose Parts Learning and a Give Away!

Loose Parts Learning and a Give Away!

By: Diane Kashin, Ed.D, RECE. and Cindy Green, RECE. It has been almost two years since Cindy and I spent a wonderful few days collecting loose parts with intention to share at a conference with 400 Upper Canada Child Care educators but over twenty-five years since we first started our dialogue about loose parts. Loose … Continue reading

Beyond the Wall: There is Schema Play!

Beyond the Wall: There is Schema Play!

By: Diane Kashin, Ed.D, RECE. In my last blog post, I wrote about outdoor play and encouraged early learning teachers to look beyond their fenced in playground in the hopes that children may be given the gift of place. I referred to a quote that I read many years ago from Loris Malaguzzi that asks … Continue reading