“I’m honoured to be a contributor to ETFO’s Professional Learning in the Early Years Series, supporting innovation in play-based educational programs.”
Watch and reflect with these video series:
“Learning in the Early Years”: Conversations with Dr. Kimberly Bezaire inspire & provoke the thinking that supports your important work.
“Math Happens in Kindergarten”: World renown Dr. Douglas Clements reveals discoveries about what creates powerful math environments.
“Observation: A Window into Children’s Thinking”: Expertise from Dr. Pat Dickinson frame and extend your perspective.
Take a virtual tour of exemplary Ontario kindergarten classrooms and see play-based learning in action.
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“In preparing to host seventy educators for a professional development opportunity, Dr. Kimberly Bezaire consulted our team of presenters, giving valuable insight into what would be most effective for our workshop. Her ability to link relevant, current research to best practices in early education was incredibly valuable. Dr. Bezaire presented an articulate and humourous keynote that inspired guests. In addition, throughout the workshop, she added valuable insights that connected with others’ thoughts and linked them to resources that participants might find useful. Through partnering with Dr. Bezaire, we were able to make our workshop one that we thought was most meaningful for all participants.”
Havergal College, Summer Institute, 2012
Early Childhood & Professional Development
Dr. Kimberly Bezaire is a Professor at George Brown College’s School of Early Childhood. Her teaching career includes work in early years settings, lab schools and kindergarten classrooms, as well as teacher education programs in British Columbia and Ontario. With an interest in child development, she earned her Early Childhood Education Diploma (1989), and a Bachelor of Arts in psychology at the University of Windsor (1991). Her graduate studies focused on Early Childhood Curriculum with a Masters of Education at the University of Victoria (2000) and PhD at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education/University of Toronto (2009). She is a published author in early literacy, play, and the arts, as well as an educational consultant, appearing on TVOntario’s Gorilla Parenting, and Your Voice. Providing numerous professional workshops and keynote addresses, Kimberly was also a panelist speaker at the R.W.B. Jackson Lecture titled: Early Learning in Ontario: A conversation on the implementation of Charles Pascal’s recent report to the Premier of Ontario – advocating the importance of children’s ‘classroom play’.