Join us for 6 hours of professional development for $48.00 CAD!

November 26th, 2022 - 9:00am - 4:30pm (PST)

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    Our event is 100% online and if you are unable to attend the live date, you can watch the recordings for up to 30 days if you register now!

  • Inquire together

    Join us as we investigate what it means to work with inquiry-based learning. Our speakers are Educators who have experience working within emergent curriculum.

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Investigating Inquiry Based Learning

Register now and get the recordings for 30 days!

The Online Summit will run from

9:00am-4:30pm (PST) on November 26, 2022.

  • 9:00am - 9:15am - Welcoming Remarks
  • 9:15am - 10:45am - Caren and Sue: A project Spun from Authentic Inquiry
  • 10:45am - 11:00am - Break
  • 11:00am - 12:30am - Julie Hansen: Invitations to Play
  • 12:30am - 1:00pm - Lunch Break
  • 1:00pm - 2:30pm - Ana Valle Rivera: Cultivating Exploration and Self-Expression
  • 2:30pm - 2:45pm - Break
  • 2:45pm - 4:15pm - Carli Miller: Inquiry Led Project Work
  • 4:15pm - 4:30pm - Closing Remarks

Meet Sue and Caren

Workshop: Projects are Spun from Authentic Inquiry

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.

Workshop Description:  

Would you like to learn more about Inquiry Based Learning?  In this workshop we will take a deep dive into a project that was ignited by the curiosities of bugs and spiders which ignited a long term investigation.  Whether you refer to it as Responsive or Emergent Curriculum or Inquiry Based Learning, join us to discover how an ordinary moment has potential to evolve into a long term project. 


Demonstrate the multiple ways children learn when their inquiries are sparked from their authentic interests.

Presented by Caren and Sue

Want to learn more about Caren and Sue? Check out their website and social media.


Meet Julie

Workshop: Invitations to play

Early Years Consultant

Julie Hansen

I have been an Early Childhood Educator for 20 years, having received my Diploma in Early Childhood Education from Douglas College. Since then, I have gained experience in a variety of areas within the field of Early Childhood Education: Director of a preschool, supervisor of after-school care as well as 3-5 and Infant Toddler programs and centre management. My primary focus has evolved to encompass team leadership, management training and program development. I have had articles published in provincial and national ECE journals on the topic of emergent curriculum and leadership. My goal as an Early Childhood Educator and facilitator is to support fellow educators and early years professionals in providing high-quality early learning experiences for children and families.

Workshop Description:

Join us in discovering the value and importance of provocations—we as educators can support child development by following the children’s interests as we create environments and experiences for children to explore.

Presented by Julie Hansen.

Want to learn more about Julie? Check out their website and social media.


Meet Ana

Workshop: Cultivating Exploration and Self- Expression

Owner and founder of Early Years Thriving

Ana Valle Rivera

Ana Valle Rivera is the Founder of Early Years Thriving (formerly known as Early Years Workshops). Ana has a diploma in Early Childhood Education, Bachelor in Child and Youth Care, and is currently completing a Master of Professional Education. Ana's main purpose with her training is to inspire positive change in the early years by helping adult caregivers to think about the ways in which they can help their children thrive.

Workshop Description:

Discussing child-led inquiry and play as a form of research. Thinking about how educators can support pro-social learning by honouring and engaging in a variety of play. Exploring how we as educators navigate challenging topics- skin colour, culture, religion, gender, holidays, injustice, etc

Presented by Ana Valle Rivera

Want to learn more about Ana? check out her website and social media.


Meet Carli

Workshop: Inquiry Led Project Work

Early Childhood Educator and Child and Youth Care Practitioner

Carli Miller

I am currently employed as the Program Manager at Douglas College Early Childhood Education Centre. I have both my ECE Diploma and Child and Youth Care Bachelor's Degree from the University of Victoria. I am passionate about sharing information about Early Childhood to other Educators in the ECE world.

Workshop Description:

In this workshop, we will dive deeper into inquiry-based learning in action, pedagogy, and how to create project work. Attendees will see an example of a pedagogical narration that was based off on inquiry-based learning and was a continuous child-led project. The goal is to help plant the seed to show Educators how simple moments can lead to large discoveries! 

Presented by Carli Miller. 

Want to learn more about Carli? Get in touch with her using the email provided in her bio.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • How do I log onto the live event?

    Participants will need to create an account and pay upon registration. Please register using the name you want on your certificate. Remember to save your password. You will need it to sign in, get your certificate and view the recordings. Participants will get a reminder email with log-in instructions 24-48 hours before the live event.

  • What technology do I need?

    Participants will need a laptop or computer with video, audio and reliable internet connection. Tablets, smartphones, and other small devices can be used but may limit functionality. To confirm attendance and maximize participation, participants are strongly suggested to keep their cameras on during the event and participate in the chat.

  • Can I get a receipt?

    Once you have registered and paid you will receive a confirmation page, confirmation email and receipt. If you need a more detailed receipt please contact the organizer directly.

  • What happens if I am late or miss the live event?

    If you attend the live event you must attend all the sessions in full. Attendance will be taken throughout the day at each session. If you are more than 10 minutes late to a session you may not be allowed in. If you miss the event there is an option to watch the recording, see the FAQ below.

  • Can I record or will there be a recording?

    Participants are not allowed to take photos, screenshots, record or distribute any portion of the live event. Early Years Thriving will record the event and provide participants access to the recording until December 26, 2022. Participants will get an email when the recordings are uploaded (1-2 business days after the live event). To be able to access the recordings you must be registered for this event before the registration closes.

  • Will I get a certificate of completion?

    Certificates of completion will be available within 24-48 hours after the event is completed and attendance is verified. Participants will receive an email with instructions on how to download their certificates. Participants are responsible for downloading their own certificates but help is also available.

  • Will I get a certificate if I watch the recording?

    Participants can obtain a certificate for watching the recording/self-paced option. If you choose this route please ensure you go through each of the recordings and material in full. We have the ability to verify your participation using our software.

You won't want to miss this fantastic opportunity!


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