ECE Workshops for
Early Years Professionals
Professional Development opportunities for Early Childhood Educators, family child care providers and students to learn new strategies, techniques and tools that support quality child care experiences for children and families.
Deconstructing Circle Times
What does circle time mean to you? Come and explore all the different possibilities that group time can offer. Learn how to incorporate science, math and dramatic play experiences, embrace emergent learning opportunities, transition ideas, and build resources.
Fostering Program and Family Connections
Creating opportunities and experiences that bring program staff and families together is very important. Discover how to create a welcoming, nurturing environment. Learn how to host family fun events, brainstorm interactive documentation opportunities and celebrate daily activities with open consistent communication.
Incorporating Rough and Tumble Play into Childcare Programs
During this workshop you will gain a better understanding of how to incorporate elements of safe risk play into early years environments. Review strategies and ideas for including rough and tumble and super hero play into early childhood education curriculum.
Connections to Nature
How do you support connections to nature in early years programs? Explore hands-on learning opportunities inspired by nature that can be created within your own program space. Discover how providing positive experiences for children in nature can have an effect on their overall development.
Setting Up ECE Environments for Success
Inspiration comes in many forms. Discover how to offer opportunities for children and families to explore your learning environment. How can we as educators bring nature into our spaces, include recyclable materials in our room set up, create everything from quiet areas that support emotional development to messy sensory fun. Have you ever tried putting together a construction zone for large motor play? We will also discuss evaluating your program and potential changes that could be made to layouts as well as recognizing the important role documentation plays in ECE programs.
Engaging Program Activities and Experiences For Infants and Toddlers
Incorporating new activities and experiences based on children’s interests and needs can be a challenge in Infant Toddler settings. Discover how one source of inspiration can inspire activities in your program. Learn great ideas for adding interactive, creative hands on learning opportunities for Infants and Toddlers.
Celebrate creativity by exposing children to a variety of mediums, tools and materials through open-ended art activities. Learn how to provide children with experiences that support inclusion and a diversity of developmental needs. This can all be possible through hands-on art situations. Discover the important role that documentation and display play in our programs for children and families when showcasing art experiences.
Introduction to Emergent Curriculum
How do you include children’s thoughts, interests and ideas into your program planning? Discover strategies for incorporating emergent curriculum opportunities into your daily practice. Also learn how to use observation, documentation and the Early Learning Framework to assist educators in providing engaging, reflective learning experiences for children and families.
What Does Classroom Management Mean to You?
Discover strategies for developing a nurturing, democratic classroom culture. Engage children in learning how to navigate peer-to-peer situations, negotiate, problem solve and develop critical thinking. Learn how to create an environment that supports social-emotional development through connection to help provide opportunities for children to gain independence.
Invitation to Play
Join me in discovering the value and importance of provocations—we as educators can support child development by following the children’s interests as we create environments and experiences for children to explore.
Exploring Seasonal Gardening
Discover a wide variety of ideas for indoor and outdoor planting, developing insect-friendly garden spaces, container garden options, and incorporating vegetable patches into program outdoor spaces. Join me as we look at creating invitations to play that showcase the growing process, the incorporation of recycled materials, shade and full-sun gardens and the beauty of nature.
Guidance Strategies for Preschools
This workshop focuses on strategies and approaches that highlight positive prevention and intervention strategies when guiding children's behaviour. We will reflect on the educators’ role in assisting children with their emotional, social and cognitive growth and development as well as looking at how the physical environment in early years impacts children’s behaviour.
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.
Transitions in Early Year Settings
Throughout this workshop educators will discover new strategies for supporting children during transition times, learn how to incorporate skill-building opportunities into these time periods, look at how to eliminate unnecessary transitions and develop effective supervision plans for inside and outside your program space.
Past Workshops and Events
Facilitated by Inspired ECE
Abbotsford Child Care Resource and Referral Program
Atira Women's Resource Society Willow Child Care Centre
Bright Eyes Academy
Burnaby YMCA Child Care Resource and Referral Program
Burns Lake Families Early Childhood Development Committee
Child Care Options CCRR
Children Heart of the Matter Conference
Coquitlam YMCA Child Care Resource and Referral Program
Creative Kids Learn Centre Inc
Dawson Creek CCRR
Early Learning Childcare Center
ECD Conference Squamish B.C.
Golden Star Daycare
Happy Campers Childcare
Jidder Bug Child Care
Kids & Company
Kuddles Early Learning Center Ltd
Little Scholars Academy
New Hope Child Care
Newfoundland Childcare Association
North Shore Child Care Resource and Referral Program
North Shore ECEBC Conference at Capilano University
Manitoba Child Care Association Conference
Morrow Avenue Child Care
Mount Pleasant Community Association
Oak Bank Kid's Corner Co-op Inc
Olive Grove Child Care Ltd
Parent Participation Preschool Association
Pacific Cares CCRR
Preschool Promenade Conference
RHS Child Care
Richmond Child Care Resource and Referral Program
School District 57 Prince George
Shining Stars Early Childhood Centre
Sprott Shaw College
Squamish Child Care Resource and Referral Program
St. Barnabas Daycare Society
Sunshine Coast CCRR
Summer Breeze Child Care Ltd
Sweet Peas Cottage Ltd
Tiny Hoppers Early Learning Centres
Vancouver Society of Children's Centres
West Coast Child Care Resource and Referral Program
West Kootenay CCRR
YMCA Northern BC