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Dec 08 2023


6:00 pm - 8:30 pm


In Person

Port Alberni Learning in Compassion Workshop Series

Attention Early Years Professionals:

Free Workshop series happening in the Alberni Valley.

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Learning in Compassion 


This emergent curriculum workshop series is a combination of in-person and online sessions which allow educators to reflect on their learnings over a longer period of time and build professional, reflective relationships with colleagues in their immediate community.


The BC Early Learning Framework invites educators to think of children from a fresh perspective – one that does not hold a traditional or limited view of the child: instead, a perspective that gradually allows us to free ourselves of bias. The series is based on this foundational concept, allowing educators to unlearn embedded ways of thinking of children, and to re-develop an “image of the child” that allows them to change not only personal philosophies, but also learning spaces.


The aim of the series is to build on core concepts of the BC Inclusive Childcare Toolkit and the BC Early Learning Framework to create opportunities for educators to:

  • Examine personal and professional bias
  • grow understanding of strength-based practice
  • design learning spaces that are inclusive & bias-aware
  • reflect on practice and implement shifts of every-day behaviours
  • consider systematic racism and cultural competence


About the Facilitators

This Professional Learning Series is designed, developed and facilitated by Frog Hollow Reggio-Inspired Learning Centre and Caspian Professional Consulting.


Frog Hollow Reggio-Inspired Learning Centre has provided professional development opportunities to educators in BC and around the world for seven years.

Embedded within our values and approach, the Learning Centre is committed to place-based, strength-based learning and aims to connect theory to practice through every-day experiences and stories in Frog Hollow Childcare Programs. The Learning Centre has provided numerous workshops and conferences for small, medium and large audiences throughout BC


Orah Chaye at Caspian Professional Consulting has more than 30 years of experience developing, designing and delivering curriculum for Colleges, Family Service Agencies, Professional Associations, Non Profits and the Ministry of Children and Families. Her work has appeared in textbooks and other publications and is the developer of the Inclusive Trauma Informed Practice using the Creative Process methodology.

Grant Funds for Participants

We are excited to announce that this series is supported by the Ministry of Childcare and Education. Participants will receive free training and meals.


December 8, 2023 – in-person evening (6 – 8:30 pm)

December 9, 2023 – in-person full day (10 am – 4 pm)

January 17, 2024 – on-line evening (6:30 – 8 pm)

February 7, 2024 – on-line evening (6:30 – 8 pm)

March 16, 2024 – in-person full day (10 am – 4 pm)


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  • Capacity: Spaces Available

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