Online Conversations

Online Conversations are where we explore ideas with Reggio-inspired leaders and thinkers in the early learning field and reflect together through large and small group conversations.

The Online Conversation Room

Our online conversations are held in a virtual conference room, with table groups that accommodate our small group conversations. Click the button to go to the Online Conversation Room.

Upcoming Online Conversations

OC10-The Seven Grandfather Teachings and You

Michelle Taylor-Leonhardi

Michelle Taylor Leonhardi
Date:  June 19, 2024
Length: 1.5 hours
Time: 6:30pm – 8:00pm (EDT)

In this online conversation with Michelle Taylor-Leonhardi, we will be exploring Indigenous teachings that can guide us in the relational work we do with young children.

OC11-A Conversation with Danielle Gibson


Danielle Gibson
Date:  Postponed 
Length: 1.5 hours

A conversation with Danielle Gibson, Early Childhood Leader at the Department for Education and Child Development in South Australia. Dannielle will offer her insights and strategies for engaging with parents and families in ways that invite their participation in a meaningful way.

OC12-What is an Everywhere Atelier?


Roberta Pucci
Date:  Saturday, October 5, 2024
Length: 1.5 hours
Time: 9:00am – 10:30pm (EDT)

A conversation with Roberta Pucci, we will explore the idea that a meaningful creative process can happen everywhere, with any material. An an atelier (studio) experience can happen everywhere. Roberta Pucci is an atelierista, art therapist and educational consultant, author of three books and many articles.

If you have registered with Early Learning Café previously you will be prompted to log in.  If this is your first Cafe, then you will be prompted to create an account on the checkout page. 

*** Note: Early Learning Cafe is located in Ontario, Canada, and times for all live events are in North American Eastern Time. ***


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Some of Our Previous Online Conversations

These are some of our previous Online Conversations learning experiences. If you aren’t ready to register for a current Online Conversation you can still create your Early Learning Café account using the Account menu above. Registering now will make it faster and easier when you are ready to sign up for an Online Conversation later.


OC9-Staging Early Learning Environments for Program Success

Kelly Mills Kallin
Creative play with model house

OC1: A Thinking Environment that Supports Risk-Taking

Susan Stacey,
May 8, 2019 7-8:30 PM (EDT)

children and chalk

OC3: Democratic Spaces for Early Learning

Suzanne Axelsson
Nov 20, 2019


OC4: Questioning with Curiosity in Our Reflective Practice

Kathy Boelsma RECE
and Susan Ramsay RECE
December 4, 2019


OC5: Drawing as Thinking with Young Children

Debi Keyte-Hartland
February 8, 2020

Pedagogy for Ecology

OC6: A Pedagogy for Ecology

Ann Pelo
April 9 2020


OC7: Listening for Children’s Ideas and Inquiries

Kerri Embrey and Heather Evelyn
October 24, 2020