Screen Time and Young Children: What Parents and Caregivers Need to Know

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Kelowna, BC


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November 27th from 9:30–11 AM and 7–8:30 PM

Hear from UBC researchers and community professionals about: (1) the latest research on how screen time may be impacting young children, and (2) strategies to help children develop a healthy releationship with technology.

Moderated by Chris Walker from CBC Radio Daybreak South.

Reception with light refreshments to follow.

Early Childhood Educators receive 1.5 Professional Development Hours for attending.

Tickets are free for both morning and evening events and seating is limited! Register today to reserve a seat—and some refreshments!

Morning Event 9:30–11 AM

Hollywood Road Educational Services 1040 Hollywood Rd. (Directions)

Free childminding available

Evening Event 7–8:30 PM

The Innovation Centre 460 Doyle Ave. (Directions)

The morning and evening events will feature the same content. Attend whichever event best fits your schedule!


What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?

Parking in the parking lot at Hollywood Road Education Services (the venue of the morning event) is free.

Many of the parking options near The Innovation Centre are free after 6 PM. For more information about parking in downtown Kelowna, visit

Who are the presenters?

Paul Zuurbier, Executive Director of Project Literacy Central Okanagan Society

Melissa Hunt, Executive Director of Childhood Connections Okanagan Family & Childcare Society

Dr. Susan Holtzman, PhD, Associate Professor at UBCO and clinical psychologist

Zak Draper, MA, PhD Student in Psychology at UBCO

Jamie Piercy, PhD, Instructor (Tenure Track) at UBCO and clinical child psychologist

Liza Wood, Director of Research and Data Science at Two Hat Security

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

You can contact Zak Draper by email at He will be happy to answer your questions!

Presented By

The University of British Columbia

Project Literacy Central Okanagan Society

Childhood Connections Okanagan Family & Childcare Society


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