top of page

Communication Development in Early years Settings

Inspired ECE and Playground Connections present Communication Development in the Early Years Settings, a dynamic and interactive 3-part workshop series for Early Childhood Educators, administrators and students in early years settings. Participants will learn how to build strong connections with families, become more familiar with typical communication development, and gain confidence in identifying communication-based needs through invitations and activities.

Early childhood educator teaches communication development to a class of preschoolers

Workshop #1

​During the course of this workshop we will explore program family connections, discuss the importance of early intervention, and gain a better understanding of typical communication development between the ages of 1-4yrs old. Participants will learn how to identify red flags and support families during the referral process.

Learning Inquires highlighted in this workshop: Well-being and belonging, communication and literacies and Identities, social responsibility and diversity.

Workshop #2

Join us as we navigate through the importance of establishing connection, rapport and effective communication with families. During the workshop we will explore expected communication milestones for children 1-4 years of age, with a focus on early intervention and how to incorporate developmental tools into your daily practice to support children and families in early years programs. 


Learning Inquires highlighted in this workshop: Well-being and belonging, communication and literacies and Identities, social responsibility and diversity.

Workshop #3

Tying it all together. During this workshop, we will review how to form strong program family connections, discuss the important first step of observation and screening tools, look at the vital role our environments play in supporting early language skills and development and how educators work together with families during a referral process. 


Learning Inquires highlighted in this workshop: Well-being and belonging, communication and literacies and Identities, social responsibility and diversity.


Book an ECE Workshop

Are you interested in booking an Inspired ECE Workshop? Simply click the button below to schedule a workshop now.

ECE Workshops for Individuals

Inspired ECE understands that not everyone can participate in our professional development workshops as part of a group or team. We do our best to accommodate everyone’s needs. Periodically, we run ECE workshops for a group of individuals when we have enough interest.

Watercolour Garden
Julie Hansen, Early Childhood Educator, Consultant and Author

Julie Hansen

Early Childhood Educator, Consultant and Author

  • Instagram
  • Facebook
  • YouTube
  • LinkedIn

I have been an Early Childhood Educator for 24 years, having received my Diploma in Early Childhood Education from Douglas College. Since then, I have gained experience in a variety of areas within the field of Early Childhood Education: Director of a preschool, supervisor of after-school care as well as 3-5 and Infant Toddler programs and centre management. My primary focus has evolved to encompass team leadership, management training and program development. I have had articles published in provincial and national ECE journals on the topic of emergent curriculum and leadership. My goal as an Early Childhood Educator and facilitator is to support fellow educators and early years professionals in providing high-quality early learning experiences for children and families.


ECE Publications

Canadian Child Care Federation
Canadian Child Care Federation
Urban Baby & Toddler Magazine
The Early Childhood Educator BC
The Early Childhood Educator BC


Management and leadership courses offered by an Early Childhood Educator truly is a gift in this line of work. Julie Hansen’s insight and understanding of childcare and early learning dynamics developed my skills and confidence as a manager. Her ideas are innovative, thoughtful and easy to implement for myself and my team. I enjoyed my one to one coaching calls, team workshops and leadership series I have taken with Julie. I recommend her to any new or veteran ECE or ECE Manager.

À:lmèlhàwtxw Early Education Centre - Stó:lō Service Agency

We were blown away by how amazing Julie's Skype workshop was! She is incredibly knowledgeable and passionate about early childhood education.

Assistant Director
Oakbank Kids Korner Co-op Inc.

I would recommend Julie Hansen, Inspired ECE to anyone in the Early Childhood Education field! Julie has been a positive influence in my life with all of her workshops and resources. Julie has so much knowledge of all of the areas of Early Childhood Education and quality early learning experiences. I always walk away with something new and many ideas to take back to my own programs after attending a workshop with Julie . I've also done a consultation with Julie regarding recruiting ECE's and she had so much advice to offer. Thanks to Julie's advice, I was able to hire not one but TWO Educators for my center. If you're looking for professional development opportunities and/or professional consulting, I highly recommend connecting with Julie! 


Early Childhood Educator
Colour My World Childcare

Thank you Julie for sharing your wisdom, time and resources with me.
I truly appreciate it.

Early Childhood Educator

bottom of page