Creating an inclusive learning environment at your center [Webinar]

In this webinar we were joined by Kayla Warburton, M.Ed, Educator, parent and customer success specialist at HiMama! Kayla joined us to discuss how to create an inclusive environment in your classrooms and at your center. She walked us through how we can create classrooms that are set up to accommodate all children, and shared real world examples of bringing anti-oppressive practices into your centers. We also gained valuable strategies for how we can learn to understand our own biases and how to address them so that all children feel welcome and safe in their classrooms. Keep reading to access the recording for the webinar!

🎤Our Special Guests:

Kayla Warburton – M.Ed, Educator, Parent and Customer Success Specialist at HiMama!

Kayla is a mother to a toddler and was born and raised in Toronto, Ontario. Kayla entered the child care space as an assistant director of a school age program and later as a preschool teacher. In 2018 Kayla returned to school and achieved a 4.0 in the Master of Education program at OISE, University of Toronto. Kayla studied Curriculum Studies & Teacher Development with emphasis in Arts in Education, STEM Education, and Critical Pedagogy (focus on anti-oppressive approaches to education). Kayla has helped organize conferences such As the AAACS (American Association for the Advancement of Curriculum Studies) and has now joined the HiMama team to support educators with relevant & applicable professional development content.

🧪Key Learning Outcomes from Kayla!

  • It is critical that classroom spaces are created expecting all children, rather than accommodating children to fit the mold.
  • Always have representative materials accessible to children in the classroom
  • Anti-oppressive education means we must be creating a safe space where all children feel seen and welcomed
  • Leverage group and story time to have open discussions and help children make meaningful connections
  • Be cautious of your hidden curriculum. This means, ask yourself what content is being left out? Why is it being left out? How can we include it in our curriculum.


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Maddie Hutchison

Maddie is a Registered Early Childhood Educator with a Master's in Early Childhood Studies. Her specialty is in Children's Rights and she is currently a Content Strategist for HiMama!