SPEAKER: Natacha Beim
Natacha V. Beim is recognized internationally as an educational leader, author, speaker, child advocate and parenting expert. She created an educational approach based on children’s brain development and the values of contribution and empathy. In 1996, she founded Core Education & Fine Arts Junior Kindergarten schools, which are highly recognized in North America. Born in Uruguay and raised in Montréal, Canada, she has traveled extensively and studied educational systems around the world. As a pioneer in the field of modern education, Beim continually pursues studies in the field developmental psychology focusing on the early years.
Beim strongly believes in the power of a well-rounded education. A published poet at the young age of 16, Beim speaks three languages and has worn many hats including teacher, ballerina, model, journalist, painter, writer, actress (theatre) and runner. While she still devotes time to these interests, her passion now lies in helping the next generation of young learners by creating North America’s most regarded junior kindergarten program.
Natacha V. Beim won Top 40 Under 40 Entrepreneur Award; WOW Woman of Worth Award for Empowered Educator; and was a Women of Distinction Award finalist for Education Training and Development, two years in a row.
The CEFA methodology has been used successfully for more than 15 years in schools across North America. Beim designed the curriculum as an open learning source, meaning leading educators continually contribute to it, allowing the most creative, up-to-date and advanced philosophies to be incorporated. CEFA teachers are great thinkers, trained to question “what and why” they teach their students. They are empowered to adapt the curriculum to meet the unique needs of each student.
Beim’s progressive view on education and incredible passion for life, have made her a fascinating speaker, enriching parents and educators alike. She now resides in Vancouver, Canada, with her husband and two sons. There she divides her time between research, writing, speaking engagements and her most important accomplishment to date – being a mom.
“I always wanted to be a teacher, to help others find their passion in life. Through Core Education & Fine Arts, I know that children have an incredible opportunity to not only explore and learn, but to discover how they can contribute to the world.” - Natacha V. Beim
You can find out about CEFA at www.cefa.ca
SUSTAINING SUPPORT PARTNERS
This month’s event will be hosted by the generous folks over at Dodson House and co-presented by the BC Chapter of the Society of Graphic Designers of Canada. Thanks also to our media partner VancouverIsAwesome.com and technology partner Matrix Video. Please visit them online to learn more.
PRESENTING SUPPORT PARTNER
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