Indigenous Education and Early Childhood: Past, Present and the Way Forward
Date(s) - Nov 25, 2017
10:00 am - 3:30 pm
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Through discussion and hands-on activities, this workshop will provide participants with a history of Indigenous education in Canada, Residential Schools and effects on early learners, as well as an overview of current issues in Indigenous education. Participants will engage in discussions on how to move forward and incorporate the Truth and Reconciliation Committee’s calls to action. With the new BC curriculum it is important for our early learners to have a strong understanding of Indigenous ways of knowing.
• To learn about the history of Indigenous education in Canada.
• To recognize the inter-generational effects of residential schools and the impact on learning.
• To understand the Truth and Reconciliation recommendations and how to apply them in early childhood education settings.
• To explore hands-on activities.
- Child Growth and Development
- Curriculum/Program Development
- Early Care and Education
- Professional Ethics & Practice
Suitable for students, novice, intermediate and experienced early learning child care professionals working with infant/toddler, preschool and school age children, including children with extra support needs, parents, adult instructors and administrators.
Professional Development Certificate
Professional Development Certificate Credit Hours
Fee: $80 | FCC Fee: $65 (with promo code)
Registration Contact Email
Registration Contact Phone Number
604-709-5661 ext. 221
Bring a bag lunch (½ hour lunch).
Jennifer is an Indigenous educator who has been working in early childhood education for over 15 years. Her research, work and life’s passion is to promote conversations among educators about Indigenous ways of knowing and learning and the history of Indigenous education in Canada.
Westcoast Child Care Resource Centre