Workshop Description


PLEASE NOTE: This is the same workshop that Sue and Caren presented in October 2022.

Workshop Description: 

Whether we are focusing on a science project, a collective community project, or simply through play, art plays an integral role. We will share how to use art organically through a program and how to embed it in the curriculum. We will offer materials to consider using, to open dialogue with children and suggest the possibilities available for considering art as a tool for communicating with children. 


Participants will learn how to set up an inviting and provoking environment. Also how to incorporate natural, inexpensive and readily available materials to inspire beautiful art processes. In this workshop, educators will come to understand the value of using the arts as a means for children to express themselves. 

Audience: This workshop is geared toward supporting educators who work with children who are aged 2.5-6.

Length: 1 hour

Presented by Caren and Sue

The content in this recording is the intellectual property of Sue and Caren.

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    1. Welcome with Ana

    2. Territorial Acknowledgment

    3. About the Recording

    4. The Recording

    5. Self Reflection Question

    6. Final Note with Ana

    7. Get Your Certificate

About this course

  • $25.00
  • 7 lessons
  • 0 hours of video content

About the Instructor

Co-owners of Childgarden Preschool and Discoveries Sue and Caren Childgarden

​Sue and Caren are the co-owners of Childgarden Preschool & Discoveries in Port Moody, BC, and are deeply inspired by the Reggio Emilia philosophy. Both Sue and Caren each have over 20 years of experience working with young children and for 10 years have been sharing our passion for presenting and mentoring other educators. Sue and Caren both have the immense honour of being recipients of The Prime Minister’s Award of Excellence is 2012 and 2017, respectively.


  • Is this a live or self paced course?

    This is a self paced course, you can go through the material at any time and the material will be available as long as you need it.

  • Will the instructor be able to help me?

    Absolutely. The instructors will usually respond within 24-48 hours of being contacted.

  • What technology do I need?

    To take the workshop you need a device with a screen, audio and internet.

  • Can I get a receipt or confirmation?

    Once you register you will see a confirmation webpage and you will receive a receipt email. If you need a more detailed receipt please contact the instructor directly.

  • Can I get a refund or credit after purchase?

    No refund or credit is provided once the workshop is purchased. It is up to the participant to go through the material at their own pace. If you are unsatisfied with the material please contact the instructor directly.

  • Will I get a certificate of completion?

    Certificates of completion will be available automatically upon completion of the workshop. We keep a record of all who register for this workshop. For ECE registry purposes, the instructor can verify the progress and completion of each participant in this course. Remember to download your certificate and any resources should this course ever be taken down.

  • Will this workshop be accepted by the ECE registry in my province or state?

    Ultimately it is up to the participant to ensure this workshop would be accepted by the ECE authority in their province or state. Each certificate of completion will include our contact information so that we can support educators to get their professional development hours. PLEASE NOTE: You must complete all the materials in full and answer all questions so that we can ethically verify your certificate with any ECE registry.