Hand-In-Hand Early Years Nature Education Program (HIH) is excited to welcome and host Kim Hunter, Director and Producer of the film Time To Play at the Cumberland Community School (Multi Purpose Room in the Beaufort Building at 2674 Windermere Avenue, Cumberland) on Saturday, April 22 from 3:30pm – 5:30pm.
Kim Hunter has been working with young children her whole life, but formally in the classroom for the last two decades. Kim’s 45-minute documentary film stems from her concerns about the ways our culture is orienting our thoughts about what is best for children. Her hope with this film is that it can be used as a ‘spring board’ for conversations about what we might do better in the area of meeting the developmental needs of the early years of childhood. Following the film, Kim will facilitate a question and answer session.
Kim completed making her documentary film, Time to Play, in 2014. Last year she was the recipient of The Prime Minister’s Award for Excellence in Early Childhood Education for her work as a Waldorf Early Childhood teacher. In 1999, Kim founded A Child’s Garden on Salt Spring Island a home-based and largely outdoor early childhood programme. She homeschooled her – now 24 year old – daughter. She has been on a sabbatical to enable her to spend more time presenting her film, speaking at conferences, to parent groups, educators and in colleges and universities as well as at film festivals and other public events.
Ticket price is $10, where a portion of the proceeds will be donated into HIH’s In-House Subsidy Fund to financially assist low income families in registering their children in early years nature education programs. Childcare will be provided for a donation and popcorn will be sold as a fundraiser to support Cumberland Community School’s Nature Education Programs.JARRETT KRENTZEL