Exploring Risk With Infants And Toddlers
Date(s) - Jan 16, 2019
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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All children come into this world and are born unique, they all have unique temperaments and personalities. Thus, for some children, taking risks comes more naturally than for others. Understanding the benefits of allowing children to make choices with risk allows us to better understand and support our children, their growth, and their development. Risk is inevitable, and without risk-taking opportunities, our children will be more likely to make impulsive decisions or determine hazards.
Participants will be asked to explore their feelings around risk, and what it means for development when we don’t provide opportunities for infants and toddlers to make choices about what they think their bodies can do or allow for choices. We will challenge common ideas and rules, and the problems that occur when we make decisions for children based on what we are comfortable with, rather than what they need. Reflecting on our image of children, we will explore how we, as educators, have a powerful impact on what is possible
Professional Development Certificate
Professional Development Certificate Credit Hours
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604 533 4425
Jacqueline Ewonus is currently the Program Director at SFU Childcare Society in Burnaby, BC, where she oversees 7 Infant/Toddler programs. She has a longstanding relationship in the childcare field in different capacities spanning over 29 years, including work as a Licensing Officer in Vancouver. She has been an instructor with the Burnaby School District for the past 11 years, teaching in the Early Care and Education Post Basic Program’s Inclusive Practice and Administration. Recently, Jacqueline has spoken at several conferences on pedagogical leadership, including the Early Care and Learning World Forum in New Zealand, and the 2018 National Leadership Conference at the McCormick Center for Early Childhood Leadership in Chicago, USA and in Beijing China August 2018, on Reggio inspired values and principles and curriculum.