Thriving outdoors

September 7, 2016


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

“Capilano University has supported my 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.”
Jennifer Ivings
Bachelor of Early Childhood Care and Education undergraduate

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