- May 2, 2020
10:00 am - 2:30 pm
In this two part workshop we will use anti-bias principles in order to provide safe and inclusive environments for all of our children and families. Early childhood education and care works best when it is linked to the real issues of people’s lives. The most important thing that we can do is to ensure that all children in our care and their families feel a strong sense of belonging and acceptance for who and what they are.
Belonging: Providing Welcoming Environments for LGBTQ Families
During this workshop we will examine our understanding of “family.” We will explore our awareness of LGBTQ families and how we can welcome and fully include them in our programs.
Beyond Pink and Blue: Understanding and Supporting a Range of Gender Expression in our Programs
Many children choose play, clothing, activities and toys that challenge gender stereotypes. We will look at some historical influences on gender stereotyping and some ways in which we can honour and respect the exploration of gender expression in our classrooms.
Presenter: Christine Hibbert
Christine is an early childhood educator and school age educator and an experienced facilitator. Christine has worked in the field of child care for more than 30 years, beginning her career as a teacher in England. She worked in family child care and pre-schools before becoming Executive Director at Jericho Kids’ Club (JKC), Out of School Care in Vancouver. Recently retired from JKC, Christine continues to be an involved advocate and passionate educator in the child care community.
Suitable for all early learning and child care professionals
Note: There will be a 30 minute lunch break. Please bring a bagged lunch.
Venue: Child Care Options CCRR
Located directly behind the Denny’s Restaurant. Please do not park in spots reserved for our neighbours.