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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 ECE Workshop

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

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

​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 ECE Workshop

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

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

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.

Messy Art ECE Workshop

Messy Art

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

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 ECE Workshop

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 ECE Workshop

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 Workshop

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.

Inspired ECE Experiences


Join Inspired ECE for a day of learning and rejuvenation on the Sunshine Coast or Bowen Island, BC. Engage in thought-provoking workshops complemented by experiences such as yoga, nature walks, pottery classes, and more—all in a picturesque West Coast atmosphere.

Watercolour Garden

Past Workshops and Events

Facilitated by Inspired ECE

Abbotsford CCRR

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

Chilliwack CCRR

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 

Glebe Preschool

Happy Campers Childcare

Jidder Bug Child Care

Kids & Company

Kuddles Early Learning Center Ltd

Langley CCRR

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

Mission CCRR

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

Sooke/WestShore CCRR

Squamish Child Care Resource and Referral Program  

St. Barnabas Daycare Society

Stolo Nation 

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

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