Making Tomorrow Conference

Saturday, April 25, 2015 - University of Victoria.

Lisa Murphy

Lisa Murphy, The Ooey Gooey Lady®

'What if today was their only day?'

In this motivational keynote address Lisa shares the powerful story of her first day of school. Through active and engaging storytelling Lisa brings you back to her first day, taking you on a grand tour of Miss Mary's Nursery School. And, in the style she has become famous for, she shares many observations, lessons and anecdotes about how early childhood has changed along the way. Lisa will share the sights sounds and smells of the place where, at the young age of three, she decided to become a teacher and identifies the how, and why, that one day solidified her decision to become an educator. This inspiring keynote gets participants back in touch with their personal how and why. It gets them excited and gets them thinking: If it WAS their only day, what will they remember?

For 38 years, the Vancouver Island Cooperative Preschool Association (VICPA) has organized the Making Tomorrow Conference (MTC) . It's an educational event where individuals can network and learn more about the latest developments in early childhood education. With over 300 professionals and parents gathering, and with more than 25 workshops to choose from, this one day event is the largest of its kind on Vancouver Island.

With the wide variety of topics to discuss and learn from, there are also many opportunities to network with your peers. Topics range from the neuro-science of children's use of electronic devices to teaching preschoolers problem solving strategies they will need to "make tomorrow". Please join us at our annual conference on early childhood education hosted at the University of Victoria, BC.

Since 1949, Vancouver Island Cooperative Preschool Association (VICPA) has been an advocate for a high quality playful/ exploratory/ investigative environment for young children and professional standards for the adults who work with them.

VICPA is a group of 14 parent participation preschools on Vancouver Island and the Gulf Islands. The excellent ECEs and aides follow the "Learning Through Play" philosophy to facilitate a nurturing program for young children. Parents are welcome in the preschool and participate under the guidance of the highly qualified ECE.

Parents also benefit from a monthly education program and the cooperative business model.

For many years, VICPA has organized the volunteer-run Making Tomorrow Conference as an extension of our philosophy and educational support. Visit vicpa.org for more information.