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Publish Your Writing: Sharing Your Ideas with the Early Childhood Community

by Donna Rafanello
November/December 2006
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"I have a lot that I want to say."

"I have made a commitment to get published, but the reality is I will have to make time for it."

"I have considered writing for publication but am too scared. I have never been very confident in my writing abilities. I would like to have someone to work one-on-one with me to help improve my writing."

As the comments of these directors and teachers illustrate, many people want to write, but are overwhelmed by the process and lack confidence in their writing abilities. The truth is that we all have a wealth of experiences to share about our work with young children and families. And writing for publication takes a unique set of (teachable) skills.

Whether you are just beginning your career in early childhood education or have been in the field for 20 years, you have valuable insights and ideas to share with others involved in similar work. Exchange's Mentor Writing Project was created with you in mind. As a reader of Exchange for many years and an early childhood professional, I was struck by the need for new voices in the magazine, representing diverse experiences across program types, geography, curriculum, age ...

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