Philosophies and Theories of Early Care and Learning
Date(s) - Feb 25, 2017
10:30 am - 3:00 pm
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Theories about how children grow and learn influence both education and child care. Studying and understanding the historical foundations of past practitioners and theorists in this field will help us implement current methods and theory more effectively, understand our connections to the past, provide inspiration for our work and a sense of pride in our roles as co-creators of an active curriculum. Today’s practitioners will be tomorrow’s leaders and the future historical figures in the field. During this workshop participants will research, analyse and compare four education philosophies: Waldorf, Reggio, Fröebel and Montessori.
- To research and investigate 4 philosophies of education utilizing resources from the Westcoast Early Learning Library.
- To discuss, analyse and compare differences and similarities amongst these philosophies.
- To present the findings of their research to the group.
- To reflect on how quality relates to our current practice, methods and theory.
*Suitable for all early learning child care professionals working with children of any age.
Fee: $65/FCC Fee: $50
Nora Mejia. B.Ed. & ECE.
Nora is Westcoast’s Child Care Resource Centre Diversity Trainer and Training Program Coordinator. She plans, prepares and delivers professional development opportunities, workshops and courses for early learning and child care professionals, family child care providers and parents on a wide range of topics related to healthy child development and anti-bias education for young children. Nora has enjoyed working with children and their families in a variety of settings for over 25 years.
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Registration Contact Phone Number
604-709-5661 ext. 221
Professional Development Certificate
Professional Development Certificate Credit Hours
Bring a bag lunch (1/2 hour lunch) & your (WELL) Westcoast Early Learning Library Card.