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Overview of
"Come in Curious"

This 3-day Institute will benefit early learning professionals looking for an accessible approach to fuel their curiosity and find their spark. Join colleagues from across North America and explore how we enter research from different places, both formally and informally.

We will unpack how research helps us:

  • Transform how we live with children
  • Create excitement in our work
  • Learn to listen and think critically
  •  Refine the types of questions we ask, and the theories we draw upon


Thursday, June 14, 2018

  • 8:00AM   Registration and Breakfast
  • 9:00AM   Communities of Practice
  • 12:00PM   Lunch
  • 1:00PM    Communities of Practice
  • 3:30PM    Rest and Reflect

OPTIONAL THURSDAY EVENING SESSION ($35 for Study Tour delegates) 
What does it mean to honour Indigenous ways of knowing in early years settings? How can we see ourselves as participatory researchers, and research itself as an ethical practice that is mindful of seven generations? We invite you to come think together about what it means to engage in participatory research with Indigenous early childcare professionals, who will share stories  from their communities and early years contexts. This special session is hosted by the Canadian Association of Young Children. 

    5:30 - 6:30PM     Pizza and mingle
    6:30- 8:30PM    Special Session 

Friday, June 15, 2018

  • 8:00AM        Breakfast
  • 8:30AM        Welcome & board busses
  • 9:00AM        Centre Tours
  • 12:00PM        Lunch
  • 1:00PM        Communities of Practice
  • 3:30PM        Rest and Reflect
  • 5:15PM         Centre Tours (optional, returning at 8:30)

Saturday, June 16, 2018

  • 8:00AM    Breakfast
  • 9:00AM    Centre Tour
  • 11:30PM    Lunch
  • 12:30PM    Communities of Practice
  • 3:00PM     Closing

To Register

  • Early Bird: $350 CDN (prior to April 13, 2018)
  • Regular Registration: $395 CDN (after April 13, 2018)


Online registration at

Eventbrite - Come in Curious: London Bridge Study Tour & Leadership Institute


Four Points by Sheraton
1150 Wellington Road S, London
(mention “London Bridge” if booking your accommodations here, too)