Vancouver Reggio Consortium Society


Talk to Children Like People: Seeking Equity
Through Language Rich Classrooms

Facilitated by Michael Gramling

Hosted by Hilltop Children's Centre

Seattle, Washington

 Language empowers us to communicate, to teach, to encourage, and to advocate for equity and justice. Because reading and writing are seen as critical success in school and life, the emphasis on enhancing language skills in early childhood classrooms has focused more on teaching phonetics than on the natural, conversational interactions that children most need.

Conceptual Artist Ana Vojnovic offers workshops for both adults and children. See more at her website Concept Fioka here.

Having recently left the classroom (after 37 years!), Pam Oken-Wright is now planning to do more of the consulting and speaking that she always wished she had time to do. Check out her website,, that also includes The Voices Of Children blog. 

This page lists community provided professional development opportunities as a courtesy.  No endorsement by the Vancouver Reggio Consortium is to be assumed or implied.

Hilltop Children's Centre, an award winning, Reggio-inspired programme in Seattle, Washington that is featured in many training videos and books, is offering a series of fabulous professional development opportunities.  Click here for more information: Hilltop Professional Development Institute.