November 5, 2015

Fanshawe's Early Childhood Education program hosts mentor appreciation night.


On Thursday, October 29, 2015, approximately 185 early childhood educators attended an evening of celebration to honour their contribution to the education of our students and celebrate the field of early childhood education. The event was held in the James A. Colvin Atrium. Sandra Fieber, chair of the School of Human Services, welcomed the guests. The child care community also acknowledged those child care centres who participated in the “Raising the Bar”, a quality child care initiative.

As part of the “Quality Child Care Committee” in partnership with the City of London and Fanshawe College, the evening was highlighted by some lively conversations about the importance of appreciation. The event highlighted the connections to our new pedagogical document “How does Learning Happen?" and how the four foundations of belonging, expression, engagement and wellbeing connect to appreciation.

Members of the ECE faculty and community partners donated door prizes and each participant received a journal to punctuate the message of appreciation and reflection. 

In a time of tremendous growth and change in the field of early childhood education, we are grateful for the support of our child care community and the working committee is already looking forward to our 10th annual celebration in 2016.

Sheryl Third
Coordinator, Early Childhood Education