A Community of Practice (CoP) is a group of people who “share a passion for something they do and learn how to do it better as they interact regularly” (Eitenne Wenger). The idea behind a CoP is that through the process of sharing experiences and knowledge with others, we enable dialogue among members and begin to explore new possibilities and new ways of doing something.
Really Seeing Children
All sessions are in-person:
7 sessions: Thursdays 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm: September 14, October 12, November 9, December 14, January 11, February 8, March 14. (17.5 Hours)
We are excited to invite you to join us as we explore Deb Curtis’ book, Really Seeing Children, a collection of teaching and learning stories to inspire an everyday practice of reflection, observation, and joyful presence with children. Together, we’ll engage in collaborative dialogue, discussions, and critical reflection on our current practice in relation to the BC Early Learning Framework.
“What I’ve come to understand is that the most important work I do to see a child in positive ways is within me. I must continually work to transform my own view of children’s behaviours, see their points of view, and strive to uncover how what I am seeing revels children’s deep desire, eagerness, and capacity for relationships. There is no more important or reviling work than this.” – Deb Curtis
This Community of Practice is for anyone working with children, who is looking for new ways to inspire learning and create a community within early childhood education.
Facilitated by: Child Care Options CCRR Staff, Daljit Dial & Ewa Boss
Cost: $ 40.00 includes:
– Light meal at each session
– Book Really Seeing Children by Deb Curtis and the BC Early Learning Framework
– 17.5 hours of professional development
Please note a certificate of attendance will be issued at the last class for full attendance (17.5 hours)
This initiative is funded through the Canada-British Columbia Early Learning and Child Care (ELCC) Agreement between the Government of Canada and the Province of British Columbia, in partnership with the Westcoast Child Care Resource Centre (WCCRC), the agency responsible for administering the funds.