The last opportunity to widen our scope and our view of Early Childood Education we can look one step further and consider the wide variety of international contributors, organizations and roles that can make a valuable impact on our professions or on us as professionals. In my area, I’ve considered organizations in the Lehigh Valley […]Read more "International Roles in Early Childhood Education"
Research is complex, and it is particularly so in the Early Childhood field where we are not only working with children and need to ensure that all ethical considerations are made in the best interests of the children involved, but also in many cases the unpredictable factors that we may not be able to control […]Read more "Research Reflections"
Using European Early Childhood Education Research Association (EECERA) as a guide, here are a number of current ECE Research issues that are internationally valuable. Reliability of classroom measures The reliability and structure of the Classroom Assessment Scoring System in German pre-school Free choice and free play Choice-driven peer play, self-regulation and number sense Social justice […]Read more "Current International Research in ECE"
If the sky were the limit and I were able to engage in any research topic that would benefit the future of children and the Early Childhood Education field, I would really focus on the notion of active play, creativity, kinesthetic (whole body) learning, social emotional support and the concepts of Open Structured Classrooms. It […]Read more "If I could study anything…."
As a professional, I am always looking to learn more about all sides of an issue or topic, then align myself with the view or viewpoints that I feel are most supported by fact as well as align with my personal beliefs or vision. When it comes to work, I like to do this and […]Read more "Research Focus: ECE Curriculum Development"
Digging even deeper and beyond the Zero to Three website, I found myself searching in the Resources area only to find a portal in which we can filter resources and services by state (https://www.zerotothree.org/resources/states). I filtered this area to reflect my state, Pennsylvania and began exploring! There, I was able to find links to some […]Read more "Beyond Zero to Three"
Throughout my experience trying to reach out to international contacts, I have had brief exchanges with many people and professionals who live or have experienced the Reggio Emelia approach first hand. Reggio Emelia is actually a place you can go and visit. Reggio Emelia is a very proud community full of history, art and bicycles. […]Read more "Connecting with Reggio Emelia"
After spending some time really analyzing the Zero to Three website and it’s resources, I’d like to highlight a few important items I was able to uncover and how they apply to my working life and my studies. Professional Development I am really passionate about professional development – for myself and for my staff. I […]Read more "Diving in to Zero to Three"
Education and the interplay with poverty and opportunity is a huge global issue. It is particularly an issue for young women worldwide where in many cultures across the world, their education is sidelined, identified as less important, opportunities are not available, or it is not feasible for the family to lose it’s caregivers. The infographic […]Read more "World Issues in Education: Poverty and Girls Education"
Recently, the Zero to Three organization has been focusing on STEM Education in the early and formative years. I think this is such an important perspective to share, as often times, science and inquisitive thinking is brushed off and questions from these little minds are answered too quickly without providing opportunities to problem solve, ask […]Read more "Zero to Three – STEM Education"