Tom Kertes Consulting
I am an early childhood educator with a passion for literacy and inquiry through play and engagement.
Children realize their potential as capable and productive contributors to community life through play, inquiry, and participation in the life of the community.
Through supportive relationships and active learning, children develop the capacity to apply the values of respect, honour, integrity, and curiosity throughout their daily lives. This is how children develop the skills required to think in both critical and creative ways, as full members of their community. It is how people thrive. And it is how the community gives life to the people within it.
In addition to working directly with young children, I offer professional development workshops and keynotes throughout North America for kindergarten teachers and other early childhood educators. These workshops and keynotes are:
- Practical… Learn simple and meaningful strategies
- Thought-Provoking… Explore big ideas together
- Empowering… Transform children’s lives for the better
The workshops and keynotes provide kindergarten teachers and other early childhood educators with powerful examples of children’s learning through shared responsibility, critical thinking, early literacy, and meaningful projects.
Core to my approach to both adult and early childhood education are the human rights values of unconditional respect, universal dignity, and shared responsibility.