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Home Events - Early Years BC Child Health, Safety and Wellbeing Early Care and Education In Person The Heart of the Child Care: Embedding Curiosity, Inclusion and a Sense of Wonder in your Child Care Design


Jun 15 2024


Includes a half hour break.
9:30 am - 2:00 pm




In Person

The Heart of the Child Care: Embedding Curiosity, Inclusion and a Sense of Wonder in your Child Care Design

How can I set up my child care? My room doesn’t feel quite right and I don’t know where to start? Can my environment be set up to help guide children’s behaviour? How can I set up an inclusive space to meet the needs of everyone?  Are visuals important in a child care?  Can I use open ended materials with all ages and skill levels?  Let’s explore what’s at the heart of our child care environments – our values and guiding principles.   With these values, we can look at designing our child care with growth and independence in mind, so that behaviours are reduced and educators can focus on interacting and observing children to support their learning.  Simple design techniques can be used to create beautiful environments to spark imagination and creativity. Join us on our journey to learn how to create a child care with ‘heart’.


This workshop will be a blend of presentation, discussion and hands-on activities to nurture meaningful dialogue and engagement.


Join us 9:00-9:30AM for light refreshments!


Wendy Halfnights brings over 30 years of experience working with children in child care, preschool and schools with certification in special needs, interior redesign and interior decorating.  Combined with her current role with Douglas College Accessibility Services, there is a wealth of strategies and tips and tricks to be shared.  Wendy is passionate about creating engaging environments that foster a sense of curiosity, encourage exploration and are welcoming to everyone.  She looks forward to learning and growing together. 


Suitable for child care providers and child care workforce.


Professional Development Certificate: Yes, 4 hours.


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