Cultivating Professional Friendships in Early Childhood Education (Paperback)

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Cultivating Professional Friendships in Early Childhood Education (Paperback)

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In the final legacy of a rich career, author Diane Kashin draws on a wealth of research and a lifetime of professional friendships to invite readers to muse with her on what it means to be a friend, how to make friends and keep friends, and what happens when friendships end.


Early childhood educators are skilled in supporting and promoting children's friendships. But adult professional friendships, sometimes known as critical friendships, are also integral to early childhood education, giving educators daily support and collaboration, nurturing their professional and pedagogical growth, and--not to be discounted--making the job fun Enhance your joy and practice as an early childhood educator through professional friendships.


This book is an invitation for you to:

  • Reflect on the big ideas of professional friendships.
  • Consider how to apply the theories of professional friendship to practice.
  • Articulate what you value in a professional friend.
  • Focus on yourself to describe your own identity.
  • Communicate the expectations that you have for your professional friends in your current and potential relationships.

Diane Kashin was a registered early childhood educator in the province of Ontario in Canada and a former ECE professor. Diane's doctoral thesis on emergent curriculum was published in 2008 and she co-wrote three ECE textbooks. Diane presented webinars, workshops, and keynote addresses in Ontario, across Canada and internationally. She was passionate about early childhood education and loved to share her many professional interests with professional friends.
Product Details ISBN: 9781605547961
ISBN-10: 1605547964
Publisher: Redleaf Press
Publication Date: December 19th, 2023
Pages: 160
Language: English