Jennifer Ivings is passionate about 
outdoor education for children. “I enjoy 
the look on a child’s face when they 
learn something,” Jennifer 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 & Education. Her  
practicum study took her to Scotland  

to explore outdoor nature schools, 
where she lived with the families of 
children attending these adventure- 
based 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.”

View Jennifer’s story:  
CAPILANOU.CA/JENNIFER

 “CAPILANO UNIVERSITY  
 HAS SUPPORTED MY  
 IDEAS ABOUT OUTDOOR  
 EDUCATION FOR  
 CHILDREN. THERE ARE 
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

THRIVING OUTDOORS

EARLY CHILDHOOD CARE AND EDUCATION

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