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May 14 - 21 2024


6:00 pm





Reconciliation Pre-School

The BC Early Learning Framework calls for the inclusion of Canadian Indigenous Knowledge and Ways of Learning in all BC classrooms as part of the Truth and Reconciliation process. What are the Indigenous Ways of Learning and how can teachers introduce them into the classroom? How do you introduce and talk about the history and current experiences of Indigenous People with preschoolers in ways that are meaningful and respectful? Learn about how to find culturally appropriate resources to use in your classroom and what it means to decolonize your classroom. Together we will explore Reconciliation and our responsibilities as ECE in a space of safety and respect. We will learn about Reconciliation and what our responsibilities as ECE are as outlined by the BC ELF. Delivered from an immigrant/settler point of view, this workshop is presented in a conversational style where information and sharing form the structure of the learning.

Living Inquiries:

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


Ties to culture, family, and culture, sense of self and where you come from.
Reconnection to the land and place, time for engagement and local community connections.
Indigenous ways of learning and knowledge keeping.
Democratic practices. social justice and responsibility, reconciliation with indigenous peoples, interrelationship of humans and natural environment.
Suitable for ECE students, parents, intermediate and experienced early care and learning professionals working with children of all ages and abilities, from infants/toddlers to school age children.

Facilitator: Cassidy Taylor

Cassidy, MLIS is an educator and Children’s Librarian with nearly a decade of experience facilitating workshops on a variety of topics related to Early Childhood Education. She is always curious and loves learning and sharing her knowledge with others. Cassidy loves her family, cats, and honeybees. When she isn’t in the Library at Westcoast, you can find her in her backyard watching the bees or on a long walk in the woods. Originally from the land of the Eastern Band of Cherokee in the United States, Cassidy is an immigrant/settler who is humbled and honoured to live, work, learn, and play on the unceded territories of the Coast Salish Peoples, including the Musqueam, Squamish, Tsleil Waututh, and Qayqayt First Nation.

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

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