Last month I had the pleasure of presenting a visual art installation at the Reconceptualizing Early Childhood Education (RECE) in Toronto. Conference proposals are usually submitted many months before the actual conference, so I had been dreaming up this installation for a long time! Lately, I have been thinking a lot about community, diversity and early […]
Upper Canada Child Care: Reggio Inspired ECE
Happy September! Last week as I was setting up our classroom for the new school year, I happened to bump into my early childhood educator friends in our school early years centre (daycare). We chatted for a bit about our new Junior Kindergarten students and which ones they knew from their summer program, and a […]
Play Based Learning – What’s the big deal?
Last week I had a really interesting discussion with two teacher friends about ‘play’, and in specific, the different kinds of play found at any given time in a kindergarten classroom. While at first glance, all play may look or sound the same (children engaged in meaningful and authentic activities, laughter, smiles, shared dialogue between […]
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