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Home Events - Early Years BC Early Care and Education Online Words Matter: Communicating with Newcomers in a Digital World


Jul 04 2024


Registration Closes: July 4th
6:00 pm - 8:30 pm





Words Matter: Communicating with Newcomers in a Digital World

ECEs are uniquely positioned to help raise and shape the next generation. With this honour, comes great responsibility. We not only educate the children of tomorrow but also liaise between our generation and the next. In addition, educators support newcomer families in embracing their new homes. As such, it is important for early childhood educators to have the knowledge and develop the skills necessary to engage with newcomer families in the face of language barriers and cultural differences.

Living Inquiries:
Well-being and belonging
Communication and literacies.

Culture and worldviews.
Diversity and difference.
Safety and respect.
Every child is a gift.
Multiple modes of communication.
Culture, family, traditions, and knowledge.
Language and communication.
Vocabulary, symbols, and written language.
Suitable for students and novice, 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): Nadia Rabierad
An immigrant herself, Nadia has bridged her background in clinical psychology with her passion for early childhood education. She is currently a regional childcare manager at MOSAIC and has worked closely with newcomer families for over a decade. Nadia participates actively in the community and has served on both the VCC Program Advisory Committee and the BC Centre for Ability Advisory Committee. She has also helped revamp regulations for ELSA Childminding programs with the BC Ministry of Tourism and Integration.

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