Workshop Description

Self-Paced Workshop

In this workshop, participants get an introduction to what social justice is and why it matters in Early Childhood Education. 

Examples include broader explanations of social justice and ECE explanations as well.

This workshop goes through parts of the BC Early Learning Framework revisions and living inquiries. 

This workshop was originally recorded and uploaded in 2021. 

Workshop Sections

  • 1

    Introduction & Session One

    • Introduction

    • Territorial Acknowledgement

    • Session One- Intro and ELF main concepts

  • 2

    Session Two

    • Session Two- What social justice looks like in ECE

  • 3

    Session Three

    • Session Three- Questioning bias and thinking about cultural competency

  • 4

    Session Four

    • Session Four- Critically thinking with the Living Inquiries

  • 5

    References and Handout

    • Additional Resources

    • Social Justice Handout

  • 6

    Get Your Certificate

    • Get Your Certificate

About the Instructor

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.


  • 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.

Looking for more professional development?

Our workshop on anti-biased and anti-racist perspectives is a helpful extension to this one on social justice.