Dr. Beverlie Dietze is an early childhood education consultant with a focus on staff development and program quality. Her more than 25 years’ experience as an educator, researcher, presenter, coach, mentor, consultant and partner in play with children and families continues to inspire her in bringing evidence-based practices to the sector.
Beverlie is an author of many textbooks published by Pearson Canada that are used in colleges and universities across Canada, and has a number of peer-reviewed published articles related to adult education and early childhood pedagogy.
Dr. Dietze is a researcher, author and education instructor who specializes in the impact of play, specifically outdoor play, on early childhood development. Described as thought-provoking, Beverlie's sessions provide practical strategies, grounded in global research and case studies, that help foster a thorough understanding of the importance of outdoor play.
As an educational developer and researcher, Beverlie is inspired by her interest in advancing the conversations on the importance of outdoor play and experiences for and with children. She provides a fresh and positive outlook for professionals looking for innovative ways to bring outdoor play to their communities.
Early learning educators and families have an important role in supporting children in following their curiosity and sense of wonderment. Engaging in networking and continuous learning about how children play, experience, and learn is foundational to creating environments for all children to flourish.
Exploring new concepts, approaches and ideas in a supportive, engaging, facilitated learning community, supports educators in examining change options, embracing innovative approaches, using reflective practice to advance new learning, and trigger new curiosities and a sense of wonderment in practice.
B. Dietze Consulting Inc. is located in Kelowna, BC and acknowledges the ancestral and traditional territories of the Syilx people. We acknowledge the many First Nations, Métis and Inuit peoples across Canada whose footsteps have marked these great lands of Canada from east to west and north to south for generations.
We thank the traditional Knowledge Keepers and Elders who help us today in our daily lives and for those who have gone before us. Our recognition of this land is an act of reconciliation. We are particularly grateful to those on whose territory we print and distribute this Play Outdoors publication.