Cultural Competencies for Early Childhood Educators
Date(s) - Aug 29, 2020
9:30 am - 11:30 am
Online, YMCA CCRR
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The ECE Cultural competency project was co-developed by the Musqueam Nation, BC Aboriginal Child Care Society, City of Vancouver, Collingwood Neighbourhood House, and other community partners. The end result was a series of five cultural competency video modules for early childhood educators and a supporting booklet, This Land: A Companion Resource for Early Childhood Educators to accompany Five Short Films.
- Child Growth and Development
- Child Health and Wellbeing
- Curriculum/Program Development
- Cultural Safety
- Family Support
- Service System: CCRR
Fee: $10.00 members $15.00 non-members Suitable for all early learning and child care professionals.
Professional Development Certificate
Professional Development Certificate Credit Hours
$10.00 members, $15.00 non-members
Registration Contact Email
Registration Contact Phone Number
604-931-3400 Ext. 0
Jennie Roberts of the BC Aboriginal Child Care Society
Jennie Roberts is Ojibway but, identifies as Stó:lō Xwelxwelmexw and resides on Tzeachten First Nation. She has been working with children and families for over 35 years. Jennie’s career started with work placements in high school in Victoria. Jennie has a certificate in Early Childhood Education (ECE) through the University of the Fraser Valley in collaboration with Seabird Island 2004 (Graduated on Dean’s List). In 2005 she received her Special Needs License to Practice by attending night classes at the University of the Fraser Valley; while working as a Head Start Coordinator at Seabird Island. Through a Seabird College collaboration with Northern Lights College, she was able to complete her Infant Toddler/ Early Childhood Education and Care Diploma in 2016, (graduated on Deans List). In 2018, Jennie also completed her Speech and Language Assistant through Seabird College. In addition to working in child care and early learning settings, Jennie has experience as a parent, foster parent and adoptive parent. Being a multi-parent of 10 children has provided new experiences and expertise with children have experienced trauma and anxiety. As well as raising children with different abilities, Jennie received an Adoptive Parent Certification in 2018. Jennie’s philosophy is that children are reminders to us that we only live once, so make sure you take time to see the world through the eyes of the child you are engaging with. Jennie brings a multitude of knowledge and wide range of skill sets that makes learning fun and thought provoking.