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May 02 2024





Early Learning Framework: Rethinking Learning and Practice

B.C.’s Early Learning Framework guides early learning programs and activities, supporting early childhood educators, primary school teachers, communities, governments and families. It guides the promotion of early learning and it applies to all learning environments, from StrongStart BC programs to child health care programs. It establishes a vision for respectfully living and learning together, supporting rich early learning experiences for children, providing a focal point for dialogue, and encouraging families to talk about their child’s early learning. It has the goal of creating a common language, a shared image of children, and a greater understanding of the vital importance of early learning for all children, shaping professional development.

During this workshop we will consider how a pedagogy of listening, critical reflection, collaborative dialogue and pedagogical narration can be incorporated into our practice, wherever we are with children. We will explore how these practices can enhance learning, see how these work together, and think about how they can enhance our professional practice.

Living Inquiries:

Well-being and belonging.
Engagement with others, materials, and the world.
Communication and literacies.
Identities, social responsibility, and diversity.


Every child is a gift.
Time for engagement.
Multiple modes of communication.
Social responsibility and justice.

Suitable for ECE students, parents, adult instructors/administrators, intermediate and experienced early care and learning professionals working with children of all ages, from infants/toddlers to school age children, including children with extra support needs.

Facilitator(s): Nora Mejia.

Nora has worked for Westcoast Child Care Resource Centre as a Professional Learning Program Coordinator since 2007. She prepares and delivers professional development opportunities for Early Care and Learning Professionals, on a wide range of topics related to healthy child development, supporting children’s holistic well-being and anti-bias education for young children. Her work in ECE is inspired by the First People’s Principles of Learning, the Reggio Emilia approach as well as her Montessori Training. She has been enjoying working with educators, children and their families in a variety of settings and projects for over 25 years.

  • Capacity: Filling Up
  • Is this a single event or an ongoing course?: Single Event

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