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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.

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The Reasons Why

Where Do You Get Inspiration for Early years Settings
 

  • Photographic Images

  • Different Textures

  • Natural Materials

  • Cultural Diversity

  • Children’s interests

  • Experiences

Setting Up the Environment
 

  • Be patient, growth takes time

  • Start small

  • Focus on one improvement at a time

  • Change what you can

  • Know that some ideas may be outside your ability to take on

Does The Space Represent the Children and Families?
 

  • When families walk into the space can they see their children in the documentation?

  • Are the children represented in the space?

  • Are the families represented in the space?

  • How can this be accomplished?

Workshop Fees

Fees vary depending on number of participants, combinations of workshops, travel expenses and personal consultation services.

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In-Person

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$290

$325

(1-15 People)
(16-30 People)

Travel allowances may be added depending on the location.

In-Person

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$475

$525

(1-15 People)
(16-30 People)

Travel allowances may be added depending on the location.

ZOOM

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$275

$295

(1-15 People)
(16-30 People)

ZOOM

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$425

$485

(1-15 People)
(16-30 People)
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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 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.

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ECE Publications

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

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.

JENN CARMAN
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.

JEN DIDORA
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! 

BRIANNA WINTERS

Owner/Operator
Early Childhood Educator
Colour My World Childcare

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

LORRAINE SKELTON
Early Childhood Educator