Continuing the journey... #yorkukaq

Saturday, April 20, 2019




The York University Kindergarten Additional Qualification course (Part 1, Part 2, and Specialist combined format) that I instruct to Teachers and Registered Early Childhood Educators recently began on Thursday evening...  As we move towards documentation study, I am trying to capture our experience and make it visible online.  Sometimes it may be shared on the blog, or within my Instagram stories and posts.

New Documentation Study Group/Format for my York U K AQ Course

Monday, April 15, 2019





Interested in joining a documentation study group and completing your Kindergarten additional qualifications at the same time?

The next Kindergarten AQ Course that I am instructing to educators at York University begins this Thursday. The format will be on documentation study and it will support your project work until the end of the school year.


The Reggio Emilia philosophy and why I keep going back to learn in Italy!

Friday, March 29, 2019




I have been on a Reggio Emilia inspired journey for almost 10 years now, ever since I began my MEd!  Where has the time gone?  Now with my PhD underway, three study tours in Italy where I learned firsthand from the schools in Reggio Emilia, and countless hours reading and applying theory to practice in my Kindergarten classroom or studio space I still have so many unanswered questions!!!

My blog took a shift for a little while, with some more personal posts about the birth of my two small children.  I am now going to revert back to using it as an educational resource for those in the field or families interested in early childhood education.  

In one week, I embark on my fourth trip to Reggio Emilia, Italy, to continue my studies and can hardly wait to see what I will uncover!

Sebby Dee turns 3!

Monday, February 4, 2019





Somehow my baby boy turned three, and although it was two weeks ago, I am still trying to wrap my head around it!  Where did the time go???

I can honestly say that it feels like yesterday that I was carrying him inside of me...  Now a big boy who speaks in complete sentences and melts my heart on the daily!

Milestone moment: Grateful for the gifts of 2018 and a peek into 2019

Thursday, January 3, 2019




I am so excited to share with you a pretty big milestone moment in the life of this blog.  As you all know, 2018 brought us the TransformEd Creative Studio and Learning Centre, but it also helped us surpass 3 MILLION views worldwide!!!

Thank you for following along my non-traditional journey.  I never anticipated all that would unfold after sharing my learning experiences on social media.

I'd like to take some time to reflect on 2018 and reveal some of what's to come in the year ahead...

There is no place like home for the holidays!

Tuesday, December 18, 2018


Slightly stunned that Santa Claus magically appeared in our kitchen!


Family means everything to me, and I wanted to share a more personal post with all of you about some of our holiday traditions.

This will be my son's third Christmas and my daughter's second one.  No big plans this year, just us at home spending some quality time together!  

Winter registrations

Thursday, December 13, 2018


Sensory experience shared in the photographs using
water, fruits, vegetables, and measuring cups. 
We were exploring size, shape, number of seeds and more!


Thank you for your ongoing interest in our TransformEd Creative Studio and Learning Centre!  It has been an absolutely amazing 8 months, with so many new discoveries along the way!

I wanted to let you know about our special holiday sale before it comes to an end tomorrow...



On Display Friday Feature: Dr. Sylvia Santos ND (Part 2)

Sunday, December 2, 2018




I hope that you enjoyed reading our first blog post, and took the time to view our video tours.  In case you missed it, you can read part one of my On Display Friday Feature with Dr. Sylvia Santos, ND by clicking here.

On Display Friday Feature: Dr. Sylvia Santos ND (Part 1)

Friday, November 30, 2018




Today I am excited to be re-introducing my On Display Friday Features, where I visit interesting places that my blog audience will hopefully find relevant and then report back in an interview style post.  The first collaboration I had was with my dear friend Dr. Sylvia Santos ND, who recently opened up a naturopathic clinic close-by to our studio.

To travel back in time (2012 to be exact) to see my initial On Display archive here.

Santa Claus almost didn't make it to town but thankfully Stage Entertainment saved the day!

Thursday, November 29, 2018




I wake up every morning and try to send out positive vibes to the universe.  It's my belief that if you are happy and kind, only good things can come your way.  Of course there are days or moments when challenges present themselves.  For instance, I organized a special "Milk and Cookies" event with Santa Claus in our TransformEd Creative Studio and Learning Centre only to have our original Santa cancel two days prior...

TransformEd's new look!

Sunday, November 25, 2018





After opening up the TransformEd Creative Studio and Learning Centre, I knew that it was time to begin the first stages for re-branding myself.  I started by thinking more about my beliefs, brainstorming the colours or symbols that reflect those ideas, an in-depth logo design process for business cards and gift certificates, and soon (hopefully!) an overall blog update, as well as website.

Our first party in the TransformEd Creative Studio!

Wednesday, October 31, 2018




Wishing all of our fellow educators, parents and children a very Fa-BOO-lous Halloween!

Since opening up the TransformEd Creative Studio and Learning Centre, I knew that it would be the perfect space to host a party and couldn't wait for an excuse to do so...