Special Guest Nights
July 22nd | Joan Ezra
The mother of two adopted children, Kindergarten teacher in Burnaby and with a masters in ECE. She also teaches at Vancouver Community Collage. She has worked in partnership with Kits House facilitating “Nobody’s Perfect”, her expertise in those early childhood years is vast and you will find a great deal of support in how to support young child during these times.
Farah Nazarali series:
July 15th | Self-Care Strategies
Self-care is inextricably tied to our ability to nourish and care for our children. Learn some simple strategies to ask for help, get the support you need, and let go of the pervasive ideology of super-Mom. Learn yogic practices for deep breathing, relaxation, and the relationship of giving and receiving.
July 29th | Emotional Intelligence OR Resilient Relationships
Emotional intelligence is the ability to express our emotions without blame, shame, judgement or explosion. Learn how to befriend your frustration, exhaustion, resentment, and anger and develop better communication skills for trust, intimacy, and resiliency in relationships. Learn the language of Non-Violent Communication to address the underlying roots of conflict.
August 12th | It Takes a Village
In a nuclear-family society, how can we harness the power of community and develop strategies to share resources, stories, and tips to help us parent better, love more fully, and take care of ourselves as we provide care for our children? Learn about the power of circles and the strength in coming together in community.
Farah Nazarali is a yoga mentor, spirit coach, and conflict resolution facilitator. She supports people is being their best, connecting with their hearts, and developing empowered and resilient relationships. www.drishtipoint.ca
August 5th | Cassidy Taylor from West Coast Child Care Resource Centre
Using children’s books to build a better world.
How stories can spark conversations and promote self-identity, anti-bias, diversity, and inclusion in our kids and in the world.
Cassidy Taylor, MLIS has worked for over a decade as an educator and Librarian. Her roles have included being a Librarian in school, non-profit, and public libraries, teaching ESL, tutoring Grades K-12, and as an ECE-A with preschool and after school age children. Cassidy is always curious and loves to learn and share her knowledge with others. She also loves her family, cats and honeybees. When she isn’t in the WELL (Westcoast Early Learning Library); you can find her in her backyard tending bees or on a long walk in the woods. Originally from the land of the Eastern Bank of Cherokee, Cassidy has lived, worked, and learned on the unneeded territories of the Musqueam, Squamish, Tsleil Waututh, and Qayqayt First Nations groups for the past 13 years.