Gerrie Stolz is a classified Early Childhood Educator III with years of experience in a variety of roles in the field of early childhood education. She started her career working with infants and preschoolers, was an instructor in the Early Childhood Education Program at Red River College and spent they majority of her career as a Quality Enhancement Specialist for the Manitoba Early Learning and Child care program. Gerrie has been involved in developing a variety of resources focused on early learning curriculum. She has a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Developmental Studies with an Advanced Diploma in Studies of Special Rights. Gerrie is a trained facilitator in Circle of Security® and a member of the Manitoba Reggio Inspired Collation of Educators.
Virtual Presentation: The Reggio Emilia Approach
Inspired by the Reggio Emilia Approach, this two hour session will provide you an introduction to how the Reggio Emilia Approach is used as an inspiration in a number of child care centers here in Manitoba. It is a child centered and constructivist pedagogical approach from a small town in Italy (Reggio Emilia) .
This session will include:
- Questions to reflect on current beliefs, values and practices.
- Your view of children as learners.
- Why current research on brain development and the whole child supports the principals in the Reggio Emilia approach.
Gerrie will share beginning steps that we have taken to reflect on and start when articulating our own curriculum values and approaches.
You will leave this session with inspiration and excitement to support children’s learning experiences. We hope you will gain an understanding of the importance of early childhood development that shapes and scaffolds a child’s journey in life.
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