About Early Learning Café
Early Learning Café began with a dream shared by Susan Ramsay and Kathy Boelsma. The dream was to connect early learning professionals to global leaders in the field of reggio-inspired pedagogy using video conferencing and online collaboration tools.
Early Learning Cafe was created in 2018 and two types of professional learning were created: Online Conversations provided real-time dialogue with early learning specials from various part of the globe and Communities of Learning provided asynchronous modules based on the conversations. Communities of Learning provided material for staff teams, regional groups or any other type of early learning cohort.
In the beginning, Early Learning Café was unique in the field of early learning continuing education. However, the COVID-19 pandemic of 2020-2021 accelerated the use of video conferencing and remote learning. Now Early Learning Café is not as unique, yet still offers a much needed space for early learning educators.
In the fall of 2020, Kathy pulled back from her involvement at Early Learning Café and Susan continues to create content and host learning opportunities. Kathy’s involvement was key in the creation of Early Learning Café and she continues to support this space as a participant in our programmes.