Virtual Open House – thanks for coming!

by | Apr 13, 2024 | News

Thanks to everyone who attended our virtual open house on Saturday April 20th.

We were inspired your thoughts, ideas, and enthusiasm! 

People from Ontario, Alberta, U.S. and Brazil arrived to our open house curious about the possibilities and opportunities for professional learning and collaboration at Early Learning Café. Attendees from both the early learning sector and the world of tech design expressed delight and appreciation for what they found.

If you missed the virtual open house on April 20, check out the video below for an overview of what’s new and how you can access our resources, e-courses, online conversations, and LIVE cafe spaces.

This space is so imaginative! I love the trees, the little tables with fire pots and the sparkling stream! Our outdoor learning educators would love to meet here in the Forest Café. It creates a whole different atmosphere for conversation and thinking together.  (Early Learning Sector Organizational Lead)

As well as the variety and types of meeting and working spaces, our presentation highlighted the resources now available at Early Learning Café for educators, team and organizational leads. We also had a quick peek at the variety of online courses hosted on Early Learning Café with live wrap-up sessions for participants who complete them. We also checked out new Online Conversations coming up with international leaders and thinkers in the field of early learning.

It was invigorating to be able to engage informally with one another as well as through more directed conversations at our small Café table groups. Through these conversations I experienced what we had hoped our re-imagined Café would offer — interesting and valuable dialogue about beliefs and pedagogy, challenges and opportunities for early learning programs and educators who work with young children.

In the words of one of our attendees on Saturday,

What you are doing at Early Learning Café is just wonderful! It’s going to change the face of professional learning. (Pedagogical Leader)

Early Learning Networking Café

We will continue hosting open, drop-in events at Early Learning Café bi-weekly. The first event will be May 1 at 1pm EDT on the theme “Co-working and body-doubling: What it is and how can it help?”  Future dates and times will be posted on the website soon. 

The Early Learning Networking Café is an opportunity to check in with other early learning professionals and a chance for a Q&A about Early Learning Café with Susan. Just pop into the Early Learning LIVE Café on May 1 at 1pm EDT — no need to register ahead. 

Open House Presentation: An Overview of Early Learning Café