Down the Hall – Episode 44 – The Evolution of Early Childhood

Education doesn’t just start when a child enters Kindergarten. There are a variety of educational opportunities available to parents and caregivers even before “official” schooling starts. Educators of all sorts are developing their practice and striving to ensure that children make the most of these options available.

In this week’s episode, Dave speaks to Dr. Mari Pighini, Graduate Advisor to two current and one upcoming Master of Education programs in Early Childhood Education. Mari talks about what the Master’s degree can do for students who take it as well as discussing how the field of Early Childhood Education has changed in the many years she’s been involved in it.  They also chat about the new ECO3 online MED cohort which is currently taking applications, as well as the two cohorts that have just started.

In addition to Mari, Fiona and Dave talk about their Art Education experiences, both formal and informal, including a rather unique and colorful example.

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Episode 44 (40:08)

Time Stamps

00:11 | Introduction
11:18 | Interview – A Masters degree in Early Childhood Education and what you can do with it.

Interview with Dr. Mari Pighini, cohort advisor for the Master of Early Childhood Education MED cohort programs. Currently taking applications for ECO3 cohort program (deadline: December 1, 2012)

33:56 | What’s Happening in PDCE?

BC Field Trips Fair – Van Dusen Gardens – October 1, 2012

UL10 – MED cohort in Cross Faculty Inquiry in Education (Vancouver) – Application Deadline: October 1, 2012

CP13 – MED cohort in Counselling Psychology (Kelowna) – Application Deadline: December 1, 2012. Information session October 2 (see site for details)

Early Years Education Diploma – ECED 421 (October-November) and ECED 438 (January-April)

Plug: V-Con 37 (Vancouver Science Fiction convention). September 28-30, 2012. Dave will be there, so look him up!


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Our theme  music |  ”Digital Stop” by The Sediment Club and “Chased by a Cow” by Heifervescent, both through a Creative Commons license.

Bumper music

“Victory” by Alexander Blu

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