This is a really nice TED talk about mathematical problem solving, and bringing the math back to the students rather than opening a textbook and solving the sample problems. This may not be early childhood education per se, but this is where the children we teach will be in 10 to 12 years, right?
I'm inspired by this because many of us have conversations about child centered curriculum in which the end result is the child being a member of different communities. The way that Dan Meyer talks, it sounds like there are teachers of older children who are invested in the same thing.
Dan Meyer also blogs here.