Jennifer Ivings is passionate about outdoor education for children.

“I enjoy the look on a child’s face when they learn something,” she says. “When they’re struggling to climb over a log, they get a satisfied twinkle in their eyes when they finally make it.”

Starting out in the diploma program, Ivings has continued into the Bachelor of Early Childhood Care and Education, completing certifications in infant/toddler and special needs education. Her practicum study took her to Scotland to explore outdoor nature schools, where she lived with families whose children attend nature schools.

She feels Capilano University has supported her ideas about outdoor education for children. “There’s not a lot of programs out there that you can go in with a determined philosophy and have them accommodate a program to you,” says Ivings.

“When I look at my future, I feel Capilano University has really set me up to be in the field of education,” Ivings says. “I can see myself being employed, being accepted to a PDP program and being confident enough to take on a master’s program.”

Submitted by Communications & Marketing

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Would you like to learn more about careers in early childhood care and education? Come to the ECCE program information meeting on Tuesday, November 1 at 7 p.m. To reserve a spot, sign up online.

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