At Early Years Workshops, we are committed to helping Early Childhood Educators and Childcare Providers continue to develop their reflective thinking in alignment with the BC Early Learning Framework (2019) and current best practices.

We provide customized ECE workshops and professional development to Educators, Primary Teachers, Childcare Providers, and parents in the Greater Vancouver area and online. We also offer Certificates of Completion to all ECE workshop participants that can be applied towards their required professional development hours with the BC ECE Registry.

Welcome Jessica, our part-time administrator has been a professional administrator for over 3 years now and we are so happy to have her as part of the team!


Ana Valle Rivera is the Founder of Early Years Workshops. By combining experience in the field, academics, the ECEBC Code of Ethics, and the BC Early Learning Framework, Ana supports others to think in multiple perspectives and improve pedagogical, social, emotional, attachment-based, trauma-informed, and intuitive practices.


Raised in a large and lively family in East Vancouver BC, Ana knew her life’s purpose was working with children. She began working in the childcare field in 2007. Ana has a diploma in ECE, a Bachelor in Child and Youth Care and is currently completing a Master of Professional Education. Ana is a parent, a children’s book author, and the founder of Early Years Workshops & Training. Ana has many aspirations but her current focus is to inspire positive change in the early year’s field through sharing a vision of social justice and social wellness for all. 

The revised BC Early Learning Framework inspires Ana to have meaningful and difficult discussions with others about taken-for-granted practices, social responsibility, anti-racist and anti-biased approaches in ECE. Ana has facilitated workshops and a community of practices on the revised BC Early Learning Framework with outstanding testimonials.

Ana works with child care programs, school districts, and the various Child Care Resource & Referral programs in urban and rural BC to share, discuss and engage in collaborative learning. 

To get in touch with Ana or request her for an upcoming workshop, visit the contact page here.