Want to know what previous participants have said about our workshops?

Here are some comments and testimonials from Early Childhood Educators and Childcare Professionals that have attended one or more of our professional development workshops:

What participants have said about the live online workshops:

“Great information on re-thinking responses to children in a group setting to support emotional and social development and connections. Ana was great, really passionate about the subject and very relatable.” -Participant

“I think this workshop was a new approach to think about children . We need to see the children ‘s word with a new perspective because everything changes dramatically in the word now and we as a teachers must be aware of it. Not ignore these changes and be flexible to updated ourselves.” -Participant

“Such a great and informative session we had. I love Ana, shes so engaging, humble and is a great teacher and role model for us. I thoroughly learn lots and enjoyed this session, thank you.”- Participant

What participants have said about the workshops:

“Today staff from several of Options Community Services early years programs spent the afternoon with Ana Valle Rivera who facilitated for us around the newly revised BC Early Learning Framework. Thank you Ana for giving us tools to think about the purpose of education, and to see how using language from the revised framework as opportunities to plant gentle seeds of these new ideas to the educators we provide services to.” – Options BC CCRR

“I took Ana Valle Rivera’s workshop on BC ELF. She is an amazing presenter and she explains step by step how to follow BC ELF. I highly recommend her workshop.” – Helen Gill

“This was an excellent workshop. I am so glad that I was able to attend it tonight.” – Participant

“Enjoyed your knowledge, stories and enthusiasm. I found the presentation clear and thought-provoking.” – Participant

What participants said they liked best:

“How relaxed and fun the presenter was.”

“The discussion among the attendees was very inspiring, thanks to the instructor.”

“The enthusiasm and honesty of the presenter. Her personal experience. She listened to us!”

“She leads the workshop in a fun way!”

“The anecdotes were interesting. They are usually a common thread for us.”

“I like that the facilitator was very engaging with us.”

“The facilitator is very friendly, professional and very engaging.”


What Participants Have Said in Additional Comments:

“Thank you for your honesty and enthusiasm in your presentation.”

“My plan is to document and use critical thinking.”

“Loved this workshop! Very Informative!”

“Very relaxed, light humor helps set the mood – thanks!”

“Very positive environment and conversation.”

“ELF is new to me so it’s great to hear ways to open pathways without changing much. Offer choices, Ask Questions. Love it!”

“It was great. It was nice hearing new ideas on different ways to learn and teach children.”

“Really got me thinking about different ways to present and teach the program where I work.”

“I am looking forward to applying more pedagogical narrative into my work and practice.”