Learn how to use Relationship-Based Professional Development (RBPD) strategies to foster equitable, inclusive and socially just communities of collaboration and learning in PreK to age 8 programs. Packed with illustrative vignettes, checklists, and reflection questions to guide understanding, this resource helps administrators and teacher-leaders establish a cycle of inquiry to better understand each other’s common work and build more effective partnerships. Aligned with the NAEYC's Power to the Profession objectives, you'll find this book filled with invaluable tools to strengthen your professional community and better support your students.
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Introduction: Why Do Early Childhood Education Professionals Need Relationship-Based Professional Development? 1. Growing Our Own Early Childhood Education Teachers and Leaders 2. Applying Interprofessional Competencies for Early Childhood Education Professionals 3. Facilitating Learning and Inquiry in Early Childhood Education Professional Communities 4. Navigating Systems for Equitable, Inclusive and Socially Just Early Childhood Education Programs 5. Sustaining Bi-Cultural Leadership in Early Childhood Education
Marilyn Chu is Professor of Early Childhood Education at Western Washington University, USA.
Kimberly Sopher-Dunn is a Black Feminist scholar, community-based activist and founding Director of Education at New Birth Center for Community Inclusion in Washington, USA.