Workshops & Events

The Ethics of Care: Responsive Practice in School-Age Programs
Thursday, April 22nd | 7:00 – 9:00 PM | Zoom | $20

As School-Age Educators, we respond to a diverse set of needs from children in various different developmental stages. In this workshop we will explore a needs-based method of practice that uses responsive language and values equity over universality. Educators will build valuable knowledge in providing an ethical and inclusive group-care environment.

Cecily Genner is currently studying in the School of Social Work at the University of Victoria with a specialization in Child Protection. She has worked in School-Age Child Care at Jericho Kids’ Club for eight years and is a passionate advocate for continued education in the field. Located on Vancouver Island, she currently works in partnership with various BC-based organizations to provide school-age specific training for educators with a range of experience, from frontline staff to program managers. Along with her experience in childcare, Cecily brings with her a commitment to social justice through anti-oppressive and decolonizing practice.

Spring Into Drama In Play
Let’s Pretend Together… Outside!
Wednesday, April 28th | 7:00 – 9:00 PM | Zoom | $20

Join Applied Theatre practioner, Emily Holden, as we explore creative and meaningful ways of taking drama outside!   This workshop will explore nurturing social emotional learning through children’s natural urge to practice life through dramatic play.  We will explore connecting to the natural world through drama conventions.  Participants will develop a clearer understanding of Drama In Play, in general, and some specific, practical drama techniques that can be directly applied to everyday work with very young children.Emily Holden holds a master’s degree in Applied Theatre from the University of Victoria. She specializes in Drama in Education with pre-literate children. Her programs, Pretend Together and Wee Pretend Together, are offered out of Vic West Community Centre. Emily has been developing and facilitating drama workshops for young children in care centres, elementary schools and with their families for over four years. Emily is working on an upcoming website: