Last night the South Island ECEBC branch hosted a board meeting. Child Care Resource and Referral (CCRR) provided a delicious spread of food to nourish us. Many thanks!
We took time to celebrate the new graduates (only one Camosun graduate was able to attend), and to acknowledge Lexie Biegun, recipient of the Prime Minister's Award for Excellence in Early Childhood Education.
We took time to talk about the events that our branch has hosted over the past year, and laughed as we recalled the memories we have made within our community.
We participated in a brainstorming exercise to think about:
What professional development would you like to see?
(One group crossed out the word, "pro-d" and changed it to "pedagogical development")
What networking events would you like to see?
This table had a lot of laughter, and ideas ranging from a Flash Mob, to Tough Mudder!
How can our branch best support the community?
Lots of wonderful ideas, with a lot of focus on connection, and mentorship
If you didn't have the chance to attend, o, if you did attend and you're having thoughts about other things you would like to see, or do, in your community, I encourage you to add a comment.
Finally, the group participated in a blind contour drawing exercise. The results were hilarious! Please enjoy the slideshow, "Portraits of an Early Childhood Educator" haha!
Email your submissions!