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Nov 22 2023


6:30 pm - 8:30 pm





Supporting Newcomer Children & Families in Early Childhood Settings with Ana Valle Rivera

In this workshop participants will be given practical steps and strategies to create Early Childhood spaces that are inclusive and welcoming of all newcomer children and families. Participants will be asked to reflect upon and consider the following:

  • The journey (adversity, stress, and trauma)
  • The child’s perspective (a new world)
  • Cultural misunderstandings and cultural awareness
  • Community supports and engagements
  • Enhancing communication within ECE spaces
  • Using curriculum of kindness to enhance relationships

Ana is a proud mother of three, a public speaker, an Early Childhood Consultant, a children’s book author, and the founder of Early Years Thriving. She has worked in various capacities within the early year’s field since 2007. Ana has experience working with a diversity of children and families with complex needs, using inclusive and trauma-informed approaches. She has a  background in ECE, a Bachelors in CYC, and is currently a Master of Professional Education in ECE Student.

This workshop will be held online through the Zoom platform.

You will need access to a laptop, tablet or computer with a camera or audio capabilities to join us.

A link to the presentation will be emailed to you the day before the workshop. Please click the link ten minutes before the workshop begins to join us. Further instructions will be included in the email.

For faster access you can download Zoom for free at

For more information please call 604 533 4425.

  • Capacity: Spaces Available

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