Embracing Gender Diversity
Facilitated by Elliot Wheatcroft and Kendra Farley
About the Workshop:
‘Embracing Gender Diversity in the Early Years’ is an interactive and engaging online workshop. Elliot and Kendra use a personalized, intersectional approach to discuss the culture of gender and the use of intentional language to include gender diverse children and families. They share their compassionate perspective through story and offer scenarios, role-plays, and thoughtfully directed dialogue to help prepare participants to be more “comfortable with being uncomfortable” when engaging in social change.
About the Facilitators:
Elliot Wheatcroft has extensive experience in inclusive early childhood education, with over 10 years of working in the field in a variety of roles and settings. Elliot has also spent over 12 years supporting trans and gender diverse children, youth, and families in various roles, including as a youth group facilitator and as a child, youth and family community support health liaison. He currently cares for his three young children on the traditional lands of the T’Souke Nation in Sooke BC while studying Child and Youth Care at UVIC.
Kendra Farley is an inspired leader in the early childhood education and care field. Her passion to see access, inclusion, and diversity forefront in British Columbia led her to spearhead new programmes and to implement early years focus and innovation for many local organizations. Kendra consulted in the private sector as a Corporate Childcare Consultant, lecturer, and programme head for the early years department at CDI College.