November 7 & 8, 2019
Little Bud to Strong Tree: Foundations for Positive Childhood Learning
Sutton Place Hotel
845 Burrard Street, Vancouver, BC V6Z 2K6
Our 2019 Fall Conference is offered as a professional development program for school district staff, professional consultants, and industry associations.
The Early Years
Early Childhood Development can be defined by the formal and informal care and teachings given to children from their first years to 8 years old. Research has confirmed that early learning, in addition to nutrition and activities, will play an important role in the development of children and will influence their moral and emotional systems for the rest of their lives.
As facility planners and operators, we have the opportunity to design and create positive environments which can support and enrich a child’s experience through these formative years.
The A4LE BC Chapter Fall Conference will explore the early years of education; starting with a keynote presentation on Early Childhood Development; the importance of risk taking in children’s development; how the learning needs influence the learning environments; as well as look into the transition to and first years of elementary school. The conference will kick off with tours of two newly opened elementary schools which include fully licensed daycare facilities.
We look forward to seeing you attend our fall conference this November.
Danielle Pepin, President
A4LE BC Chapter
Subject to change
|THURSDAY | NOVEMBER 7, 2019
|11:30 am – 1:00 pm
||Registration in Lobby
||Start loading bus for school tour
||Bus departs for General Gordon Elementary
|2:00 – 3:00 pm
||Tour General Gordon Elementary School
||Bus departs for Lord Nelson
|3:50 – 4:50 pm
||Tour Lord Nelson School
|5:00 – 5:30 pm
||Load bus to return to hotel
|5:30 – 6:00 pm
||Conference attendees own time; hotel room, registration, etc.
|6:00 – 9:30 pm
||“Meet and Greet Event” in Chateau Lafite
Cash bar event; your conference registration or event ticket provides you with one drink ticket, delicious food and an evening of networking opportunities.
|FRIDAY | NOVEMBER 8, 2019
||Registration Desk Opens
|7:30 – 8:30 am
||Breakfast / Conference in Le Versaille Salon A
|8:25 – 8:30 am
||Welcome and Introductory Remarks
|8:30 – 9:45 am
||“Early Child Development”
Keynote Speaker: Dr. Martin Guhn, UBC ECE
|9:45 – 10:00 am
||Morning Break / Refreshments
|10:00 – 11:00 am
||“Outdoor and Risky Play”
Presented by Dr. Mariana Brussoni, UBC ECE
|11:15 am – 12:00 pm
||“Government Initiatives Affecting School Designs”
Presented by Joel Palmer and Hailey Honcharik
|12:00 – 1:00 pm
||Warm Lunch Buffet & Door Prizes
|1:00 – 2:45 pm
||“Competing Demands – Challenges Encountered in Providing Childcare in Schools”
Presented by Tyler Summers, Executive Director, Jericho Kids’ Club Child Care Society and Glenda Burrows, Senior Child Care Licensing Officer, Vancouver Coastal Health
|2:45 – 3:45 pm
||“How Shaping Learning Environments, Shapes Learning”
Presented by Bridgitte Alomes, Natural Pod
|3:45 – 4:00 pm
||Afternoon Break & Door Prizes
|4:00 – 5:00 pm
||“Transitioning Through Grade Levels – Social Needs and Observations of Early Learners”
Presented by David Stubbs
||Closure and Door Prizes
Thank you to our Sponsors!