Professional Development Workshop Topics

We acknowledge that Early Years Thriving operates on the traditional, ancestral and unceded territory of the kʷikʷəƛ̓əm (Kwikwetlem First Nation). We thank the kʷikʷəƛ̓əm who continue to live on these lands and care for them, along with the waters and all that is above and below.

A list of professional development workshops for Early Childhood Educators that are facilitated by Ana Valle Rivera (founder of Early Years Thriving) can be found below. 

Certificate of Completion are issued with each workshop which may be counted towards professional development hours with the BC ECE Registry.

As required by the BC ECE Registry, all our of workshops encompass elements of:

If you can't find a workshop topic that interests you below and would like to request a new topic and/or customized workshop, fill out the form on our Proposal Request Page to get in touch with us. 

Please note that we work hard to keep our workshops relevant with the most up-to-date information and best practices in Early Childhood Education, Child Development and Psychology. We often make revisions to our workshop content as we learn, grow, and collect feedback from participants. If you (or a member of your team) have taken a workshop from us in the past, there is a good chance that at least some of that workshop's content has been updated/revised. 

Current ECE Workshop Topics:

Supporting children and families:

  • Newcomers
  • Trauma-informed care
  • Diversity awareness
  • Connection and humility


  • Rethinking, disrupting, interrogating
  • Inquiry-based learning 
  • Living curriculum and inquiry
  • Aesthetics and environment

Play pedagogies:

  • Honoring children and all play
  • Pathways to play and how to be a play partner
  • Image of the child, educator, and learning

Ethical pedagogies:

  • Social justice perspectives
  • Anti-bias curriculum
  • Assessing Assumptions in ECE

The BC Early Learning Framework

  • Revisions, vision and principles
  • Living Inquiries
  • Pedagogical Narration

Supporting all children:

  • Inclusion
  • Infant and childhood mental health
  • Positive and relationship-based guidance 
  • Attachment-based Care

Caregiver focused:

  • Capacity building
  • Self-care
  • Advocacy
  • Qualities of professional educators

Schedule Your Next Professional Development Workshop

Reach out to us to request a complimentary workshop proposal.