The Warrior Code – Keynote Address and Butterflies in Your Belly – Workshop
Date(s) - May 12, 2018
9:30 am - 12:45 pm
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The Warrior Code – Keynote Address
In this keynote address, Marc will speak about how having an ECE code of honour helps our profession uphold a code of ethics. He will challenge us to uphold our ethical duty to leave today better than tomorrow. Quality Early Childhood Education and care programs provide a “marvelous staging ground” for children to learn to live as human beings in a community.
Butterflies In Your Belly – Workshop
Think about how you learned what your limits were or how far you could push your body and as a result painting a different image of yourself. How did you learn to negotiate with friends and say “no” to things that made you uncomfortable? How did you learn to take a chance on your ideas or your creativity? If everything is learned through experience, then many of us learned these valuable skills through taking a risk. Yet we are bubble-wrapping our children and shielding them from the risks that we participated in and blinding ourselves to the consequences of these actions. This workshop will explore the kinds of risk in children’s play, what they learn from it, and how we can allow children to risk safely.
- Child Growth and Development
- Child Health and Wellbeing
- Early Care and Education
- Professional Ethics & Practice
Suitable for all early learning learning child care professionals.
Professional Development Certificate
Professional Development Certificate Credit Hours
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604-931-3400 Ext. 0
Marc first worked at Toronto’s Children Services, then at the child care centre at Durham College. For six years, he taught ECE at Northwest Community College in BC. Inspired by fellow ECE instructor Joan Turecki, he became interested in emergent curriculum, which builds on the children’s interests, and in incorporating a more artistic approach to child care programs. He has been at Red River College since 2002. Marc is a passionate speaker on a variety of topics including risky play, rich learning environments, quality interactions, inclusion, and guiding children toward discovery of their full potential.