|Early childhood care and education is very much on the contemporary international agenda, and one key facet of that agenda is the introduction of early childhood frameworks. These frameworks have profound implications for early years policies, programs, research, and practice - they have provided the opportunity for numerous innovations in the field.
This conference, the first of its kind in Canada, brings renowned early childhood leaders from Reggio Emilia Italy, New Zealand, and Australia to Victoria, British Columbia for learning, sharing, and planning ways forward for Canada’s young children and families.
Featured conference speakers include:
- Dr. Carla Rinaldi (Reggio Emilia, Italy)
President and inspirational leader of Reggio Children*
- Dr. Margaret Carr (New Zealand)
Co-author of the innovative and influential Te Whaariki, New Zealand's bi-cultural early childhood curriculum framework
- Dr. Jennifer Sumsion (Australia)
Co-leader of the national consortium that recently developed Belonging, Being and Becoming: The Early Years Learning Framework for Australia
We invite early childhood practitioners, instructors, advocates, policy makers, researchers and graduate students from across Canada to come together in a unique national early childhood forum to present, to discuss, and to plan creative approaches to early years practice, policy, research and training, all within the beautiful setting of Victoria in the summer.
- University of Victoria
3800 Finnerty Road
Victoria, BC, Canada
The conference is hosted by the Unit for Early Years Research and Development, located at the University of Victoria's School of Child & Youth Care. The conference builds on the ongoing Investigating Quality project initiated by the Unit in 2005, which explores the links from theory to policy to practice.
Mark July 13-15, 2012 in your calendars now and plan to attend a conference that can make a difference for the early childhood field in Canada.
*Immediately following the Victoria Conference, Reggio Emilia’s travelling "Wonder of Learning" exhibit will be launched in Vancouver. Stay longer and participate in both events!
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NEWS & UPDATESThe Wonder of Learning is coming to Vancouver, Canada!
While visiting Canada's beautiful west coast, don't miss your opportunity to see this brilliant exhibit that recounts experience from infant-toddler centres, preschools and primary schools in the city of Reggio Emilia, Italy. For details, check out the exhibit website.
Check out the workshops being offered leading up to the exhibit.