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"
Widening our view of Early Childood Education and considering the notion of a Community of Practice, with a better understanding of roles within our local and state professioal circle, it is now important to look even further and consider National and Federal contributors, organizations and roles that can play a role in our professions. In […]Read more "National and Federal Roles in Early Childhood Education"
In considering the notion of a Community of Practice (or group of people who share a concern or a passion for something they do, and learn how to do it better as they interact regularly), it is important to look at the areas around yourself and how those existing agencies can contribute to your professional […]Read more "Local and State Roles in Early Childhood Education"
Collaboration and support are such a cornerstone to everything I believe in, not only within the program that I oversee, but in the overarching community of Early Childhood Education. I am excited to continue on to my last four courses for my Masters program and through the end of the year, really focus on myself […]Read more "Collaboration"
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"
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"