The Importance of Dramatic Play: Why it Shouldn’t be Taken for Granted
By: Diane Kashin, Ed.D, RECE. Dramatic play is one of the most important forms of play (Smilansky & Shefatya, 1990). Children enjoy and will do it spontaneously. It supports them in combining t…
From STEM to STEAM to STREAM in ECE
Diane Kashin, Ed.D, RECE. The profession of early learning is full of acronyms! When my ECE friends and I get together anyone listening to us might think we are speaking another language. It is the…
Remembering Developmental Milestones
Ahh....Its been a while since I last wrote in my blogs.Its not that I don’t have the time… its just that there is a lot of ups and down to t...
Step Away from the Photocopier: Learning through Play #nomoreworksheets
By: Diane Kashin, Ed.D, RECE. The worksheet debate rages on! Even with research and alternatives that are play-based and hands-on, their use is still being defended. The fact is worksheets are not …
Attachment Disorder Mind Map
A Mind Map, created in PowerPoint, that works as a poster or as a mini presentation that could be used as part of staff training or to build awareness. This list of difficulties is not exhaustive but is a flavour of some of the issues that can affect students with Attachment disorder.
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Teaching Strategies: Educational Curriculum and Assessment for Children - Teaching Strategies
Professional development for early childhood educators. Expert trainers: English-language learning, children with disabilities, family child care, early literacy, and assessment