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Questions, Questions, Questions! Why Asking Them is Important for Early Childhood Educators

Questions, Questions, Questions! Why Asking Them is Important for Early Childhood Educators

By: Diane Kashin, Ed.D, RECE.  Questions can be a wonderful way of supporting children’s thinking, theories, and emerging interests. On the other hand, they can be used to test children’s memory and can end up stifling their language development. Open-ended questions are developmentally more appropriate than closed-ended and testing questions. Open-ended questions are questions that … 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

COVID Gifts in the Early Years

COVID Gifts in the Early Years

By: Diane Kashin, Ed.D, RECE. After going into lockdown a few days after facilitating my last face to face workshop in March I have pivoted to online professional learning as webinars have become the new normal. This is unprecedented as we are now required to maintain physical distance but be socially connected. During these uncertain … Continue reading