Thank you from the MTC & VICPA!
Our sincere appreciation to all the MTC 2022 Presenters and Participants - see you next year!
vicpa and the mtc
For 40 years, the Vancouver Island Cooperative Preschool Association (VICPA) has organized the Making Tomorrow Conference (MTC). The MTC is a knowledge and skill building event where educators and families learn about the latest developments in early childhood education.

 "We had an excellent experience at the conference throughout and appreciated the attention to detail, organization, engaging keynote speaker, location and positive environment. It was the best conference we have attended!"

"Thank you to all the organizers for the hard work planning such a large scale event. I learned some new things that I have already implemented at my centre. Looking forward to next years MTC!"

"The workshops were specific to needs of the educator/teacher and we can all relate since play is crucial in all aspects of the child’s development...It was by far the best conference and well thought out with different workshops."

The MTC Presenters
Our early year's experts look forward to meeting you!

Join us for Peer-Mentoring Communities of Practice for BC Educators: Opportunities for Reflection, Connection, and Belonging. Dr. Laura Doan is the Principal Investigator of the Peer-Mentoring Program for Early Childhood Educators in BC. She is an Associate Professor at Thompson Rivers University where she teaches in the Early Childhood Education and Master of Education programs. Elizabeth is the Program Manager for the Peer-Mentoring Program and a PhD candidate at Lakehead University. Laura and Elizabeth are inspired by the wisdom, strength, and resilience of early childhood educators. challenging times.

Kristen RB Peterson presents from Minnesota, USA on Feels Like Home: Creating an Environment that Children Feel Like They are Coming Home To. Kristen RB Peterson is the founding director of a magical place called Butterfly Hill Nature Preschool. In her quest to create a place full of play, learning, nature, emotions, and yes moments, Kristen discovered that play based learning is a MUST for all early childhood environments and is an advocate for play in early childhood.

Ana Valle Rivera will guide us to develop our skills in Supporting Child and Family Wellness. Ana began working in the childcare field in 2007 and knew right away it was her life's purpose. Ana is a parent, a children's book author, and the founder of Early Years Workshops & Training. She has many aspirations but her current focus is to inspire positive change in the early year's field through sharing a vision of social wellness and social justice for all. Ana holds a Bachelor in Child and Youth Care and is currently completing a Master of Professional Education in ECE.

MTC Updates
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Changes to the MTC 2022 lineup

Mar. 17, 2022 by

Due to unforseen circumstances, we have shifted our workshop presentations. The MTC and VICPA are thrilled to announce that our good friend and Early Year’s expert, Ana Valle Rivera, will be offering her workshop SUPPORTING CHILD AND FAMILY WELLNESS. Ana’s

Early Bird Registration opens March 15th!

Mar. 12, 2022 by

Secure your virtual seat at the 2022 Making Tomorrow Conference — Early Bird tickets are $70 and available while supplies last. 3 Workshops in 5 hours, all in the comfort of your own home. See you there!

MTC Marketplace is getting PRIZEY!

Mar. 12, 2022 by

Our generous MTC Marketplace vendors are putting together some terrific ‘door’ prizes for our virtual conference! Register March 15th for exclusive access to our MTC Marketplace deals and give-aways.

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