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.
The Reasons Why
Aspects of Emergent Curriculum or Inquiry Based Learning
Child led, not educator directed activities
Support critical thinking, cooperation, turn taking, self-help skills, self regulation, social, language, small motor and cognitive development
Promote self-awareness, individuality, uniqueness, exploration, discovery and mastery of skill
Creating invitations inspired by the children’s interests, thoughts and ideas are directly derived from observations of the children
Key Elements of Set Up for and Invitation
Points of interest
Engaging and inviting
Supports different levels of development
The Environment as The Third Educator
Look at the space through different lenses (child, educator, and parent)
Include recycled materials for the children to explore
Look at the room from child level
Is there space for the educators?
Are the learning areas clearly defined for children and adults?
Are you challenging yourself as an educator to come up with new activities and experiences providing avenues for emergent curriculum in the environment (accessible materials that promote extensions in play)
Fees vary depending on number of participants, combinations of workshops, travel expenses and personal consultation services.
Early Childhood Educator, Consultant and Author
I have been an Early Childhood Educator for 20 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.
Canadian Child Care Federation
Urban Baby & Toddler Magazine
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.
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