Please Join Us for a Very Special ECE Professional Development Opportunity
The Reflect & Recharge ECE Retreat is a 2 day weekend gathering (October 21 & 22, 2017) for professionals who work in the field of Early Childhood Education. It is being held at the beautiful, historic Cammidge House in Tsawwassen, BC -- which is located within a short drive of most communities in the Greater Vancouver area. This retreat, by ECE Workshops, will bring together up to 40 educators and related professionals who work in a variety of roles to support children and families. Each day, speakers and attendees will be part of a number of collaborative conversation and learning opportunities related to important issues in the field of Early Childhood Education. In addition, there will be several social events planned around the retreat; a Friday evening casual get-together and a Saturday evening ECE dinner at a local restaurant in the Tsawwassen area. We have made arrangements with The Coast Tsawwassen Inn for a special Reflect & Recharge ECE Retreat rate for any attendees who would like to stay in the community while attending the retreat. This promises to be a truly incredible, valuable and memorable professional development opportunity. We hope you will join us!
The Reflect & Recharge ECE Retreat by ECE Workshops includes:
Unique Professional Development Experience
Join a special group of Early Childhood Educators to refresh, reflect and recharge your work in the field of early childhood education.
Being Held at The Cammidge House in The Boundary Bay Park in Tsawwassen, BC
In a great spot -- get outside for walks during coffee & lunch breaks with colleagues.
Not Your Typical Workshop!
No classroom or meeting rooms for this retreat - we gather in various rooms in this historic house.
Close to Tsawwassen Mills -- the BIG New Mall in BC
Want to combine shopping with the retreat? We will be very close to the new mall.
Presenters & Participants Work Together!
Through 6 Learning Model Sessions you will connect, collaborate and problem solve related to the issues that truly matter to you in the field of early childhood education.
Build Connections with Colleagues
Great opportunity to meet and learn from other professionals working in the field of Early Childhood Education
Affordable, Exceptional Learning
We are committed to helping ECEs grow their skills through high quality, unique professional development experiences.
Close To Richmond, Vancouver, Surrey & Delta + Vancouver Island
Accessible by main highway, public transit and 10 minutes from BC Ferries terminal.
Learning Modules & Speakers Include:
The Stories We Tell Ourselves
Introductions to ECE Learning Module 1-6 Work Session Masterminds
Jane Boyd, ECE & SNE
Founder of ECE Workshops & CEO of 45 Conversations Media & Education
With more than 28 years experience addressing small business, work-life, education, employee engagement and early learning issues Jane is a recognized authority when it comes to developing customized work-life and child care solutions. Recent projects include the preparation of ECE training curriculum for a local post secondary institution as well as the design and delivery of online professional development for Canadian ECE's. Through her work, Jane has been directly involved in securing more than $2.75 million dollars in funding for projects relating to business collaboration, work-life balance, employee wellbeing, education, community development and child care. She is passionate about self-directed learning, mixed philosophy programming and supporting children with exceptional needs. She has been licensed as an Early Childhood Educator, Special Needs Educator and Infant-Toddler Educator in 4 Canadian Provinces.
Empowering Reflection and Learning in the Field of Early Childhood Education
Christine Clements, ECE, IT & SNE
Corporate Child Care Director at Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers Child Care
Christine has been part of the award winning Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers Child Care program since it opened in 2009. She has been practicing in the field of Early Childhood Education for more than 20 years. She is a passionate advocate for excellence in the delivery of high quality child care services. Christine is committed to supporting, guiding and mentoring Early Childhood Educators as they grow personally and professionally in their work with children and families.
Expanding ECE Horizons - Personally & Professionally
Kimberly Ellsworth, ECE
Team Lead at Edmonton Mennonite Centre for Newcomers. (EMCN) Care for Newcomer Childcare
Kimberly has 27 years experience in the field of Early Childhood Education and received her diploma in Montessori in 2009. Her career experiences varied from Early Childhood worker, Kindergarten Supervisor, Montessori Directress, Montessori School owner/operator and in 2014 she left Prince Edward Island for an adventure to be part of EMCN as Team Lead for the Care for Newcomer Childcare. Working with refugee and newcomer children has been a rewarding experience in her career.
Creativity & Ideas
Founder, DMY Media
Nick Kellet has always been an innovator and an enthusiast for whatever he does, whether working in the fashion business, creating ground breaking software, running a startup or just having fun.
Nick has a unique mix of cross-functional skills. He's always got an idea or two for the next big thing and a record for making good bets and predictions. He has a strong focus on execution, building great teams and on not taking himself too seriously.
Nick loves working with people to develop new creative ideas and proposals. He's left handed and right brained. And is a great source of energy, passion and creativity. His latest project is through DMY Media brings together the power of people, collaboration and community.
The Reflect & Recharge ECE Retreat Host and Conversation Facilitator:
Gigi has been building successful marketing and promotional campaigns for more than 20 years with business and non profit organizations. She is also the Workshop Host and Conversation Facilitator of It's Not About Easy -- It's About Following The Child; an online professional development workshop for Early Childhood Educators produced by ECE Workshops. Gigi is an International speaker and has been the host of two podcasts, The Successful Failure and Keeping Curious, which are available in iTunes. She is a passionate advocate both online and offline for the rights of single mothers and their children. Gigi lives in suburban Philadelphia with her two wonderful children, her partner John and two very busy dogs.
Designing and Building Quality Child Care Programs
Managing Director, Western Canada, CBRE
Jean-Philippe Picard is the Managing Director for Project Management services in Western Canada at CBRE. Mr. Picard has over 10 years of engineering and project management expertise spanning a wide spectrum of project types including commercial, institutional, retail, industrial, and municipal projects. He has significant experience representing owners in facility construction projects having delivered over $1B in capital construction projects. In this capacity, Mr. Picard has been involved in multiple child care projects -- from both a feasibility and development perspective.
Show and Tell: Using Digital Tools for Reflection & Storytelling About ECE
Creative Director Show & Tell Communications
Rover is a photographer, film maker, animator, writer, cartoonist, podcaster based in Cork, Ireland. Regardless of the medium, he's been helping people tell their stories and share their knowledge since the late 1990s. Sometimes behind a desk, often on location—once in the South American jungle even. Roger has worked with Jane Boyd on multiple projects directly connected to the field of Early Childhood Education.Registration Now Closed
The Reflect & Recharge Retreat - October 21 & 22, 2017
We will discuss the issues that today's ECEs really want to learn more about.
You will explore your personal and professional growth in a supporting, caring environment.
Working with other ECEs you will plan your next steps in your career, your classroom and your life.
Option to Join ECE Dinner on October 21, 2017 at local restaurant for additional $35.00 + GST fee.
6 Learning Model Sessions -- listen to short presentations and then work with fellow professionals to apply the learnings to your work.
Flexible Payment - By Credit Card or By Interac eTransfer
Price increases to $175.00 from July 15, 2017 and on
Only 40 spaces available!
All participants will receive discounts on select future online ECE Workshops
Register for The Reflect & Recharge Retreat if you want to:
Be part of an incredible, relaxed and refreshing professional development opportunity.
Do something a little different that promises to grow your ECE practice.
Learn from other leaders in the field of Early Childhood Education.
Be part of a unique and supportive experience -- that will grow your skills and leadership in the field.
About The Reflect & Recharge ECE Retreat
Join us for The Reflect & Recharge ECE Retreat that is being held October 21 & 22, 2017 in Tsawwassen, British Columbia. This retreat will be at the beautiful Cambridge House in Boundary Bay Park. It is a lovely, peaceful historic house that is close to the beach, walking trails and so much more.