Courses and Events

Whether you’re new to Reggio Emilia or you’ve been practicing the approach for years, we have a variety of courses and events tailored to your needs. From spotlights on specific principles, and hands-on experiments with materials to tours of child care centres to see Reggio-inspired learning in action.

Upcoming Events at a Glance

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Pedagogical Encounters: A Tour of Frog Hollow Children's Centres

May 16, 2019

Frog Hollow Children's Centre is excited to offer a public tour to educators and teachers! During this tour, you will have the opportunity to see Reggio-inspired programs in action.

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Workshop: Reggio Approach in School Age Programs

May 22, 2019

In this workshop we invite School Age educators to think about their role beyond child-minders and to look deeply into possibilities these short few hours can offer.

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Pedagogical Encounters: A Tour of Frog Hollow Kids World School Age Program

May 27, 2019

Frog Hollow Kids World School Age Program is excited to offer a public tour to educators and teachers! During this tour, you will have the opportunity to see our School Age Reggio-inspired program in action.

Click here for more details on this event.

An Evening in the Studio

June 4, 2019

Join us for this hands-on workshop, led by Rebecca Heyl, and explore the language of light using natural materials in a studio setting.

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Workshop: Reggio Emilia Approach – An Introduction to Philosophy and Principles

September 25 and October 2, 2019

If you are interested in learning more about the Reggio approach, this workshop is a great place to start. Session One of this dual-track workshop (September 25th), will explore the history and philosophy of the Reggio Emilia approach. Session Two (October 2nd), will explore some the principles of the Reggio Emilia approach.

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Complete List of Upcoming Events at the Learning Centre

Check back often! We add new events regularly.

Pedagogical Encounters: A Tour of Frog Hollow Children's Centres

May 16, 2019

Frog Hollow Children's Centre is excited to offer a public tour to educators and teachers!

During this tour, you will have the opportunity to see Reggio-inspired programs in action:

  • learn about our pedagogical explorations
  • visit 4 programs (toddlers, 3-5 full-day centre, full-time preschool, part-time preschool)
  • observe children and educators in their daily interactions and learning
  • reflect as a group and discuss emerging questions
  • spend time with educators to ask questions, discuss issues and learn about their programs

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Audience:
ECE educators, elementary school teachers, principals, school district staff, childcare directors, school age care educators

Intermediate level:
For those familiar with the concepts and principles of the Reggio Emilia approach

Recommended pre-requisite courses:
Introduction to Reggio Emilia – part 1 & 2

Workshop: Reggio Approach in School Age Programs

May 22, 2019

In this workshop we invite School Age educators to think about their role beyond child-minders and to look deeply into possibilities these short few hours can offer.

Many educators have found it difficult to practice the principles of the Reggio Emilia approach in School Age programs. At Frog Hollow, we have navigated these difficulties for over 12 years and we are excited to share our experiences with you!

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Audience:
ECE educators, elementary school teachers, principals, school district staff, childcare directors, school age care educators, parents

Introductory level:
For those starting their journey with the Reggio Emilia approach

Recommended pre-requisite courses:
None

Pedagogical Encounters: A Tour of Frog Hollow Kids World School Age Program

May 27, 2019

Frog Hollow Kids World School Age Program is excited to offer a public tour to educators and teachers! During this tour, you will have the opportunity to see our School Age Reggio-inspired program in action. Learn about our pedagogical explorations, observe children and educators in their daily interactions and learning, reflect as a group and discuss emerging questions, and spend time with educators to ask questions, discuss issues and learn about their programs

Kids World School Age program is located at Frog Hollow Neighbourhood House. It is licensed for 76 children and offers care to children from four Vancouver schools.

Space is very limited - 6 participants only.

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A child's hands working with clay

Audience:
ECE educators, elementary school teachers, principals, school district staff, childcare directors, school age care educators, parents

Introductory level:
For those starting their journey with the Reggio Emilia approach

Recommended pre-requisite courses:
None

An Evening in the Studio

June 4, 2019

What is the life of the studio?

How does the studio help us understand production vs. possibilities?
How can the studio inspire and sustain creative, innovative thinking and learning as a community?

Join us for this hands-on workshop as we explore the language of light using natural materials in a studio setting.

Presenters:
Rebecca Heyl: Rebecca is a visual artist, she has worked with children in art studio at Capilano University, SFU Childcare, and Frog Hollow as an Atelierista. She is currently the Artist-in-Residence at Queen Alexandra and Begbie elementary schools in East Vancouver.

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A woman, photographed from behind, writes on a white board. An artistic creation involving plants, string, and a light fixture is in the foreground.

Audience:
ECE educators, elementary school teachers, principals, school district staff, childcare directors, school age care educators, parents

Introductory level:
For those starting their journey with the Reggio Emilia approach

Recommended pre-requisite courses:
None

Workshop: Reggio Emilia Approach – An Introduction to Philosophy and Principles

September 25th and October 2nd, 2019

If you are interested in learning more about this approach, this workshop is a great start for you!

In this 2-part workshop, we will be exploring the philosophy of the Reggio Emilia approach and some of its most important principles. The workshop will give you the opportunity to understand the Reggio approach better and will serve as an introduction for other workshops to be offered in the near future.

On the first session of this dual-track workshop (September 25th), we will be exploring the history and philosophy of the Reggio Emilia approach.

On the second session of this dual-track workshop (October 2nd), we will be exploring some the principles of the Reggio Emilia approach. This workshop will be most effective if participants have completed the first session.

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A young child working with paint and natural materials.

Audience:
ECE educators, elementary school teachers, principals, school district staff, childcare directors, school age care educators, parents

Introductory level:
For those starting their journey with the Reggio Emilia approach

Recommended pre-requisite courses:
None

Other Events

These events are held on a regular basis; check back often for scheduled dates.

Workshop: Embracing Problems

“Problems” arise at all times, in our daily life, our programs and our world.

At Frog Hollow Children’s Centre we have been thinking about “problems” in new ways: what if a problem was the start to a new beginning? What would happen if we perceived problems as opportunities rather than barriers, and if we embraced them rather than resisting them?

Contact the Learning Centre for more information.

Audience:
ECE educators, elementary school teachers, principals, school district staff, childcare directors, school age care educators, students, parents

Intermediate level:
For those familiar with the concepts and principles of the Reggio Emilia approach

Recommended pre-requisite courses:
Introduction to Reggio Emilia – part 1 & 2

Dialogue & Dessert

The Dialogue & Dessert discussions are meant to energize public spaces as places of learning about our children.

Social spaces of gathering will be the venue for discussion, collaboration and open conversations about issues that face children, families and early years educators, but may sometimes be “swept under the carpet”.

These events are free of charge and open to educators, parents, teachers, consultants and the public.

Since the on-going conversation is essential for these roundtables, we ask for participants to commit to attending all our upcoming roundtables.

Contact the Learning Centre for more information

Audience:
ECE educators, elementary school teachers, principals, school district staff, childcare directors, school age care educators, parents

Introductory level:
For those starting their journey with the Reggio Emilia approach

Recommended pre-requisite courses:
None

Leader’s Roundtable

The roundtables aim to initiate exciting and stimulating conversation and opportunities to meet others interested in supporting children on their journeys of learning in our communities.

These roundtables are held every 3 months.

Contact the Learning Centre for more information.

Audience:
ECE leaders, University professors, PhD students, professionals from Metro Vancouver school districts, arts organizations

Introductory level:
For those starting their journey with the Reggio Emilia approach

Recommended pre-requisite courses:
None

Working with Living Documentation

The educators of Reggio Emilia have been working with the concept of documentation for many years. In BC, we are exploring pedagogical narrations as part of our Early Years Framework and we are working to implement them in our school curriculum. In this dual-track workshop we will explore the possibilities of documentation beyond stories and pictures on the walls.

Sharing stories from our Childcare Centres, we will consider how pedagogical narrations become a part of our living documentation at our programs, how the process of documentation enriches our deep investigations with children and how it plays an essential role in involving children and their families in their learning. Some questions we will ponder upon are: what is the role of pedagogical narrations in the process of documentation? What is a living documentation? What is the role of the living documentation in creating cultures of collaboration between educators, children and their families?

Contact the Learning Centre for more information.

Audience:
ECE educators, elementary school teachers, principals, school district staff, childcare directors, school age care educators, students, parents

Intermediate level:
For those familiar with the concepts and principles of the Reggio Emilia approach

Recommended pre-requisite courses:
Introduction to Reggio Emilia – part 1 &2; What is the Reggio approach to Projects?

"Being" Educators at School Age Programs

School Age programs are traditionally (and widely) perceived as places for children to pass time until their parents return from work and take them home. For anyone who has worked in a School Age program, it is no news that these after school programs are full of potential for children to engage in social interactions, build and maintain meaningful relationships and practice true citizenship.

At this dual-track workshop we invite School Age educators to think about their role beyond child-minders and to look deeply into possibilities these short few hours can offer. While we share stories from our School Age children and their educators, we provoke the audience to wonder: How do School Age children view the role of teachers and students? What influences our definition of education, educators and learners? What is the role of the educator in a School Age program? How can we start to think of a School Age program that is a place deep in meaning and crucial in one's self and collective identity?

Contact the Learning Centre for more information.

Audience:
ECE educators, elementary school teachers, principals, school district staff, childcare directors, school age care educators, students, parents

Introductory level:
For those starting their journey with the Reggio Emilia approach

Recommended pre-requisite courses:
None