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Gloria Albarracin

Prince George Child Care Resource & Referral

Born and raised in Honduras, Gloria has been in the early childhood field for 15 years. She is committed to social justice for humans and nonhumans.

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Courtney Amber

Delta / Surrey Child Care Resource & Referral

Having worked in early childhood for eight years, Courtney is committed to pedagogies concerning ecology, classroom rhythms and rituals, and gender performativity.

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Sara Ashley

Cowichan Valley Child Care Resource & Referral

Sara is committed to thinking with early childhood educators while disrupting anti-intellectualism and colonial logics within early childhood education in Canada. She is currently completing a masters of education at York University.

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Karen Boley

Surrey Child Care Resource & Referral Centre

Karen seeks to collaborate with educators in the co-creation of a more inclusive society using Calls to Action from the Truth and Reconciliation Commission and by challenging social inequality through arts-based pedagogies.

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Erin Bowman

UBC Childcare Services

With a background in visual arts, Erin brings a passion for the creative process. She is committed to collaborative relationships between children, educators, families and non-human beings.

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Vicki Denis

Skeena Child Care Resource & Referral

Among the many roles Vicki has held in her 30 years in the ECE field are director of Aakuluk Daycare in Nunavut and small business proprietor of Pumpkinutters Daycare in BC. She instructs in the ECCE diploma program at Coast Mountain College.

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Chivonne Graff

Victoria Child Care Resource & Referral

Chivonne is grateful to have been an early childhood educator of 28 years living and working on the ancestral homelands of the Esquimalt and Songhees First Nations, a Lekwungen speaking people. As a pedagogist, she is committed to Truth and Reconciliation and considering the TRC Calls to Action in early childhood contexts.

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Chelsea Hann

Prince George Child Care Resource & Referral Centre

Growing into her pedagogical practice in over a decade in human services, Chelsea continues to delve into what it means to ‘narrate the heart’ of early childhood education, attuning to and being in relation with the ‘other’ alongside her.

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Haideh Hashemi Nouri

North Shore Child Care Resource & Referral

Haideh has worked in various capacities as an early childhood educator on Vancouver’s North Shore and is completing her MA in curriculum and pedagogy in the Faculty of Education at UBC.

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Danielle Hollander

Vancouver Society of Children’s Centres

With a background in art therapy and Indigenous studies, Danielle brings her passion for land based pedagogy, acknowledging cultural and historical context.

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Jiyeon Kim

Surrey / Delta Child Care Resource & Referral Centre

Jiyeon is pursuing a master’s in curriculum and instruction at Simon Fraser University. She looks forward to listening to multiple voices to think about how to create inclusive pedagogical spaces.

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Mary Kim

Burnaby  Child Care Resource & Referral - YMCA

Mary has over 10 years of experience working with families and young children and is looking forward to engaging in multiple conversations as a pedagogist with the ECPN.

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Leigh Kweon

Surrey Child Care Resource & Referral

Leigh is dedicated to reimagining early learning as collective and relational lived experiences in locally situated contexts, where theory and practice simultaneously shape the learning journey.

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Janet Lacroix

Sunshine Coast Child Care Resource & Referral

Janet is inspired by the potential of the human spirit and co-creating lively educational spaces in our community through her pedagogical work with educators, young children, and families.

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Golda Lewin

Westcoast Child Care Resource Centre

Golda is dedicated to an ongoing collective and contextual (re)imagining and (re)composing for just relations within and beyond early childhood communities.

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Megan MacDonald

North Shore Child Care Resource & Referral

With 20 years of relationships and experience in early childhood education (including a masters degree), Megan brings a grateful heart and mind bursting with joy, wonder and excitement about the possibilities for transformative change in this role as pedagogist.

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Kirsten MacDougall Seiler

Skeena Child Care Resource & Referral Centre

Kirsten brings 30 years of experience as an early childhood educator and is passionate about pedagogical engagement.

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April Martin-Ko

Britannia Community Services

April brings 25 years of community engagement work with families and young children; additionally, her explorations as artist and M.A. student propel her to think with relational dialogues that unfold within Living Inquiry and the ethical considerations that sit within these contextual encounters.

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Natsuko Motegi

New Westminster Child Care Resource & Referral - YMCA

After obtaining a Master’s degree from UBC, Natsuko has worked in the Early Childhood Education field for 18 years using pedagogical narration as a place to engage educators, children and their families in pedagogical conversation.

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Maryam Naddaf

Frog Hollow Neighbourhood House

Passionate about social justice and its political discourses, Maryam’s interests lie in the pedagogical possibilities of the interconnectedness of living & nonliving beings in public, community-based spaces.

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Shenuri Nugawila

Westcoast Child Care Resource Centre

Shenuri has worked within the field of early childhood education both as an educator and a children’s librarian for the past 10 years. As a pedagogist with the Early Childhood Pedagogy Network, she is excited to collaborate with the Westcoast CCRR community to consider the many pedagogical possibilities for transforming and reimagining early childhood education.

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Teresa Smith

Kamloops Child Care Resource & Referral, Secwepemcùlewc

I aim to cultivate collaborative relationships with educators, families, children and my pedagogist colleagues, to think otherwise about children and childcare, and co-build a community where all children can flourish.

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Kim Smith

Kamloops Child Care Resource & Referral, Secwepemcùlewc

With over twenty years of experience in experiential pedagogy, Kim brings a deep commitment to pedagogy that centres emergent, ethical, situated relationality. She has an academic background in environmental studies and cultural, social, and political thought.

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Frances Smyth

Nelson Child Care Resource & Referral Centre

With a background in Sociology and having worked in various roles with infants and toddlers, Frances is looking forward to re-conceptualize with educators our common understandings of children and childcare.

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Lyndsay Spencer

Prince George Child Care Resource & Referral Program

An active member of the Prince George early years community for 12 years, Lyndsay continues to work as a sessional Faculty Advisor at the College of New Caledonia. She takes pride in her relational practice.

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Deborah Thompson

The University of British Columbia Child Care Services

Debbie works in a pedagogical leadership role as the Associate Director of Programs at UBC CCS. Challenging developmentalism, as the foundational theory in early childhood education, guides her thinking about early years pedagogies.

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Melanie Walters

UBC Childcare Services

As a recent UBC graduate (MA in ECE) and in her role as a program manager and emerging pedagogist at UBC CCS, Melanie focuses her attention on collaborations with educators and children that cultivate curiosity and deep thinking with materials, places and ideas, generating complex pedagogical projects and narrations.

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Kristin Webster

Sea to Sky Community Services - Child Care Resource & Referral Centre

As a pedagogist, Kristin looks forward to collaborating with the educators, children and families of the Squamish community to create pedagogies of land/place.

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Amy Wesley

Childhood Connections - Child Care Resource & Referral

Amy is committed to cultivating pedagogical spaces which disrupt dominant discourses, reimagine our lived experiences and pay particular attention to the contexts in which we are situated.

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Samantha Wylie

Cowichan Valley Child Care Referral & Resource Centre

Samantha is committed to thinking with early childhood educators and focusing on the ethics of living well together while honouring difference in the situated contexts of early childhood classrooms. She has completed a masters of education in curriculum and instruction at Simon Fraser University.