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Sharing My Story

Hola everyone! I’m Tina Geers, owner of Inspired Minds ECC. More importantly, as I don’t refer to myself as an owner; I’m a Protector of Play, an Accidental Educator and an Advocate for Early Childhood Educators! Yes…with capitals! We are Professionals! Not Babysitters (shout it from the rooftops!)!!! If you like a more traditional title, I’m an early childhood coach and consultant with over 17 years of classroom experience, coaching and leadership training.  I have a background in Early Learning and Child Care and I have taught around the globe, teaching in Asia, Europe and Canada. I wear lots of different hats; frontline educator (that’s right…most of my career has been down on the floor working with the wee ones), coach, consultant, mentor, advocate for play, singer (poorly but I still do it!) and co-author to various early childhood curriculum in Asia as well as North America. 

I’m pretty outgoing and have a dynamic approach to supporting others and presenting topics that will keep you engaged and inspired.  My goal is to assist you in your transformation of an early childhood educator, and join you on your personal journey, by offering resources, continuous learning opportunities and a community connection network (also referred to as a professional learning community) of dedicated early childhood educators/providers who want to make a difference in their community!

My continuous learning sessions bridge the gap between theory and practical application; offering hands-on activities and resources with a side link brain research (my geeky side) all into one comprehensive and easy to follow session.  I honestly believe that play is the foundation to early childhood experiences and to help provide positive play opportunities for children we must start with learning how to have fun ourselves when we learn! The smiles and laughter begins with you. 

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The Story of Inspired Minds Early Childhood Coaching & Consulting

Created in 2015, Inspired Minds ECC believes in inspiring, educating and motivating individuals working with young children, and their community, to provide high quality care and learning experiences through practical and innovative professional development services and resources. We thrive on building connections and inspiring other Protectors of Play!

Mission

Inspired Minds strives to inspire, support and provide early childhood professionals with professional development and resources needed to promote high quality care and build awareness of child development and early learning in the Early Learning community.
Inspired Minds achieves this through:

  • Professional development and training
  • Innovative, practical, research based, fun and active adult learning experiences
  • Coaching, technical assistance and mentoring services
  • Customized services and packages to reflect individual client needs
  • Resources in the latest research and trends in early childhood development
  • And of course….have fun doing it!
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Mission

Inspired Minds strives to inspire, support and provide early childhood professionals with professional development and resources needed to promote high quality care and build awareness of child development and early learning in the Early Learning community.
Inspired Minds achieves this through:

  • Professional development and training
  • Innovative, practical, research based, fun and active adult learning experiences
  • Coaching, technical assistance and mentoring services
  • Customized services and packages to reflect individual client needs
  • Resources in the latest research and trends in early childhood development
  • And of course….have fun doing it!
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Guiding Principles

Inspired Minds delivers professional and credible services to the Early Learning community, and is committed to providing:

  • Flexible, responsive and collaborative services
  • Engaging, fun, inspiring, motivating and educational adult learning experiences
  • Development of professional relationships built on trust, respect, honesty and equality
  • Coaching practices based on individual strengths and needs