Welcome to Teach Grow Love! This blog is inspired by my learning journey both as a researcher and as a Full Day Early Learning Kindergarten teacher in Toronto, Canada.
My research interests focus on exploring global perspectives and philosophies of early childhood education such as the Ontario Full Day Early Learning Kindergarten curriculum, Te Whariki, New Zealand’s national Early Childhood Curriculum, and the Reggio Emilia philosophical frameworks.
Masters of Professional Studies in Education, (2017) University of Auckland
Dissertation: Weaving a Cross-Cultural Tapestry: Examining the Ontario Full Day Early Learning Kindergarten Curriculum Through Te Whariki and the Reggio Emilia Philosophical Frameworks
Reading Specialist – York University
Mathematics Primary/Junior Specialist – York University
Visual Arts Part One – University of Toronto
Ontario College of Teachers
Reggio Emilia Aotearoa New Zealand
North American Reggio Emilia Alliance
Ontario Reggio Association
Kamdar, K. (2017) Weaving a Cross-Cultural Tapestry: The International Influence of Te Whariki. Education Gazette (September 2017 issue) New Zealand.
Kamdar, K. (2016) Funds of Knowledge: Connecting Culture, Play and Learning in the Early Years. The Quest for Increased Student Achievement and Well-Being: A Journal of Educational Inquiry and Practice.
Interview, South Asian Generation Next Magazine (March 2016)
Contributor, Top of the Class Blog – Faculty of Education, University of Auckland (2014-2015)
Moderator, Twitter #kinderchat Documentation, Assessment & Reflection (2012-2014)
Kamdar, K (2018) The Impact of Curriculum Approaches on Equity in Early Childhood Education Settings. Summer Institute on Early Childhood Development: Equity, Access and Quality in Early Childhood Education and Care. George Brown College & Atkinson Centre, Toronto, Canada.
Kamdar, K (2018) What Can We Learn From Te Whariki? A Closer Look at New Zealand’s Early Childhood Education Curriculum. Manitoba Child Care Association Conference: A Few of Our Favourite Things. Winnipeg, Canada.
Kamdar, K (2017) Weaving a Cross-Cultural Tapestry: Art Installation. Reconceptualizing Early Childhood Education: Finding a Home in the World: Migration, Indigeneity, and Citizenship. School of Early Childhood Studies Ryerson University, Toronto, Canada.
Kamdar, K. (2017) The Impact of Curriculum Approaches on Equity in Early Childhood Education Settings. Summer Institute on Early Childhood Development: Addressing Inequity in Canada through Early Childhood Education. The University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada.