White, K. (December 2015). My teacher helps me: Assessing teacher-child relationships from the child’s perspective. Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 30(1), 29-41. This resource illustrates child-teacher relationships in ECE.
Durden, T., Escalante, E., & Blitch, K. (2015). Start with us! Culturally relevant pedagogy in the preschool classroom. Early Childhood Education Journal, 43(3), 223-232. doi:10.1007/s10643-014-0651-8 This resource outlines how to best address today’s diverse classrooms and communities.
Krogh, S., & Slentz, K. (2010). Early childhood education [electronic resource] : Yesterday, today, and tomorrow (2nd ed.). Routledge. This e-book contains 3 separate sections about the history of and the ongoing changes in ECE. For this week, read the “tomorrow” section (pages 131-166).
Recchia, S. L., & Puig, V. I. (2019). Early childhood teachers finding voice among peers: A reflection on practice. New Educator, 15(1), 51–65. This resource explores the importance of reflective practice and leadership in ECE.
Brissenden-Smith, K., Moreno, A., Peloquin, L., Radiloff, J., & Wachtel, J. (2018). Growing opportunities: Collaboration nurtures and supports early learning educators. Learning Professional, 39(3), 42–46. This resource illustrates the role of collaboration in ECE, especially with regard to your role as a Teacher-Leader and Teacher-Researcher.
Storm, S. (2016). Teacher-researcher-leaders. Schools: Studies in Education, 13(1), 57–75. This resource explores the important role of becoming a teacher-leader and teacher-researcher in education in general.
Brooker, M., & Cumming, T. (2019). The “dark side” of leadership in early childhood education. Australasian Journal of Early Childhood, 2, 111-124. This resource explores some of the difficulties that occur within leadership in ECE.
Farrell A., Kagan, S. L., & Tisdall, K.M. (2015). The SAGE handbook of early childhood research. The SAGE Handbook of Early Childhood Research has many chapters that can help to frame your understanding of the connections between research, practice, and policy in ECE. Browse the chapters, focusing primarily on Chapter 2 and Chapter 4, which revolve around parents, families, and community.