Interview with ECPN Pedagogist Teresa Smith
ECPN pedagogist Teresa Smith visits CFJC Midday show to share 'With the Gathering Tree', a local Kamloops vision of quality child care seen through the lens of children and early childhood educators.
CBC Kamloops Daybreak with Doug Herbert
ECPN pedagogist, Teresa Smith discusses how Provincially-funded programs in Kamloops are creating a local vision of quality child care. In discussion with CBC Kamloops Daybreak host Doug Herbert, Teresa Smith shares what could engagements with place offer a new vision for quality child care in Kamloops? The interview focuses on the exhibition, Dialogues with The Gathering Tree, which narrates the children’s efforts over four seasons to live well with a 50-year-old maple tree in the centre of their yard.
The Here and Now: Reimagining Early Childhoods in Urgent Times
Issue # 7 of the Here & Now begins by wishing our early childhood colleagues an enjoyable and restorative summer, and recognizing the seriousness currently faced by many, trying to stay safe during heat warnings and/or being confronted by painful trauma reignited by Pope Francis’ apology to survivors and families for harmful legacies wrought by the Catholic-run Residential School system. This month's Here & Now responds to an unprecedented year of federal and provincial governments making bold and necessary moves to support the creation of a nationally-funded early learning and child care (ELCC) system.
This article (1) describes a model of professional learning trialed in western Canada that supports educators to engage with social constructionist scholarship on quality and (2) reports on the educators’ and pedagogical facilitators’ experiences with this model. Using a qualitative methodology, the article analyzes data from interviews, focus groups, and open-ended questionnaires completed by educators and pedagogical facilitators. The findings of this study have implications not only for the professional learning of early childhood educators but also for early education systems in Canada and abroad.