August 31, 2016
6:30 pm Garden tour, 7:00 pm Book talk
Jewish Community Centre,
950 W. 41st Avenue, Vancouver
Join the authors to celebrate the launch of Documenting Children’s Meaning at a garden party hosted by the Karen and Gary Simkin Child Development Centre at the Jewish Community Centre in Vancouver.
Tours will be led by teachers at the centre as they describe the children’s project of creating a very special garden.
The amazing and complex work of children’s minds is made visible in this new book. Inspired by the world-renowned Infant/Toddler and Preschool centers of Reggio Emilia, Italy. Artist Jason Avery and his colleagues Karyn Callaghan and Carol Anne Wien use photography, recordings of children’s words and drawings, and reflective commentary to document the investigations and emergent concepts taking place in an urban drop-in center serving children and families from infancy onward. Children’s authentic engagement with their curiosity about the world is honored and made visible. This book portrays sustained, long-term relationships that cultivate and reinforce a positive view of children and families. The powerful results of an educational setting in which children are supported in their investigations of the things that interest them is made apparent.