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.

Below is a list of topics that can be presented by our founder Ana Valle Rivera 

Certificates 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 workshops encompass elements of:

The topics below are not workshop titles. 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 and cultural awareness
  • Gradual entry support, success and expectation


  • Emergent and Inquiry-based learning 
  • Living curriculum and inquiry
  • Aesthetics and environment
  • Observation, curriculum and documentation

Play pedagogies:

  • Honoring children and all types of play
  • Pathways to play and stages of play
  • Enhancing play relationships & pro-social learning
  • Image of the child, educator, and learning

Ethical pedagogies: 

  • Rethinking, disrupting, interrogating
  • Social justice perspectives
  • Anti-bias & anti-racist curriculum
  • Assessing assumptions in ECE

The BC Early Learning Framework

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

Supporting all children:

  • Inclusion and relationship-based guidance strategies
  • Environmental adaptations and curriculum differentiation 
  • Infant and childhood mental health and well-being 
  • Primary caregiver model & attachment-based Care

Caregiver and team-focused:

  • Capacity building- inclusion, communication, cohesion 
  • Self-care
  • Advocacy
  • Qualities of professional educators

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