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Establishing Effective Communication In ECE Settings

Learn techniques beyond basic interpersonal communication skills that will assist supervisors, managers and owners in the development of their teams, giving feedback, providing mentorship opportunities and creating a unified, productive and effective working environment.


The Reasons Why

Communication In the Workplace

  • Who needs to know what when?

  • 24hr reply to policy (replying to important team members/family communication within a 24hr time period)

  • Assists in maintaining positive relationships with team members and families

  • Enables team members to move forward with tasks in a timely manner 

  • Creates trust and respect between management/team members and families

The Art of Giving Feedback

  • Feedback needs to be given face-to-face not over email to decrease the amount of communication errors

  • Make sure you have your facts straight before giving feedback (if you don’t it can create animosity and distrust)

  • Feedback is best presented in ways that empower team members so that they will increase job performance and renew a team member’s commitment to being a lifelong learner

Strengthening Objective Listening

  • Objective listening is when you are solely focused on the speaker

  • Your attention should be fully on the speaker with the intent of understanding their perspective, viewpoints and feelings

  • Listen for what the listener is trying to convey

  • If it is unclear what the speaker is trying to say, paraphrase their words or ask simple clarification questions

What Are Goals for Communication in the Workplace

  • Who needs to know what when

  • 24hr reply policy (replying to important team members/family communication within a 24hr time period)

  • Assists in maintaining positive relationships with team members and families

  • Enables team members to move forward with tasks in a timely manner

  • Creates trust and respect between management/team members and families


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Julie Hansen, Early Childhood Educator, Consultant and Author

Julie Hansen

Early Childhood Educator, Consultant and Author

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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

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